As the owner of two business', trying to survive these desperate times, I was very relieved to be told by my Gestoria that I was due a tax rebate of over twelve hundred euros. This was due to an over-payment in the last financial year. Gratefully I mentally allocated the money to ease my business woes. Two months down the line, still no sign of the rebate. In the course of a conversation with my Gestoria I mentioned the absence of payment . Ten minutes later he called me back to report. Having spoken to the Tax Office he relayed their response to his query. Under new laws recently passed, the Tax Office have six months to return monies owed . These are new laws as the Government try to control and monitor outlay of money from their institutions.
This obviously includes money that is not theirs. Naturally, should I not pay my tax bills that apply to THIS YEAR I will be required ( quite reasonably in my view!) to pay an additional fine which , to avoid incurring more fines will need immediate settlement.
Words fail me.