Tax demand for evacuated families

Dozens of people forced to leave their homes on Amsterdam’s Bos en Lommerplein because they were unsafe have been sent tax demands over the €20 a day compensation they were given by the council, the Parool reports on Wednesday.

Adults received an average of €1,640 and children €820 to help pay for the extra costs while being forced to live in hotels for several months.
The families were moved out of their homes last year after an underground carpark threatened to collapse. It later emerged builders had broken building regulations.
The city council said it had failed to persuade the tax office not to treat the money as income. The families have now been told they have to resubmit their 2006 tax returns.

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