Tax office advice hits pensioners with top-up pension

The tax office has advised tens of thousands of people not to make a tax return for 2010 even though they are entitled to rebates, the Telegraaf reports.

Pensioners with a small corporate pension bear the brunt of the bad advice, the paper says, quoting union tax experts.
The tax office wrote to taxpayers saying that if their situation had not changed since 2009, they did not need to fill in a tax form. However, that is only the case for people who rely on the state pension.
Some pensioners could be missing out on up to €1,765 in rebates, the paper says.

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