posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 05:56 PM
Just a little letter from a Greek taxpayer called Aretouli C. Nicholas to his local Tax Office of Ierapetra.
TextTo: Dept of the Treasury, Ierapetra Tax District
Taxpayer Aretouli C. Nicholas, a resident of the County of Ierapetra.
In the Income Tax Assessment Notice that you sent me you claim a “purported” income of 8863 euros, which I never saw and never wanted to earn.
1. For my residence with an assessed value by you of 13653.68 euros as of 10/08/2010, situated in the village of Panakiana Municipality of Ierapetra,
without even working electricity, you assume & declare a presumptive taxable income of 4,080 euros, about 1/3 of the property's value, while one can
easily locate homes in our area with only 150 euros a month rent (1.800/annually).
2. You presume a basic subsistence income of 3,000 euros. Unfortunately for you, because of my anti-consumerist and eco-friendly ideology and
lifestyle I’ve been living since 1995, me and my partner (2 persons total) survived with only 2126.5 euros for an entire year, including the cost of
gasoline for my car which is used principally for agricultural work. So you’re asking for taxes representing 1/4 of my annual level of basic
3. For my vehicle, '91 model with engine capacity 750cc and with €300 annual insurance & registration fees costs, and maintenance covered by myself
personally (as a former engineer), you assume & declare a presumptive taxable income of 2,000 euro.
After all that I analyzed above, and hereby invoking the last article of the Constitution I declare the following:
a) Faced with the choice not to eat for three (3) months or to pay the tax you’re demanding I’ll choose not to pay a single penny.
b) Faced with the choice to commit suicide or become a murderer, I’ll choose to murder you.
c) If you have not made an error with this Income Tax Assessment Notice that you’ve sent me, then you’re a bunch of cheats and scoundrels and
I don't know which article of the greek constitution allows you to murder tax collectors but
maybe every country should have a law like that
edit on 16/7/2012 by skuly because: its all greek to me