Tax office gave wrong advice on digital ID

The tax office was wrong to advise people who had lost their digital identity code (DigiD) to use someone else’s, a home affairs ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday. reported that people had been told by tax officials to use a friend or neighbour’s code in an effort to beat the April 6 tax return deadline. The codes are supposed to be strictly personal.

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