Saturday, February 27, 2010

The taxman strikes

I'm in a particularly foul mood, that has heightened my animosity towards government.

The Australian Tax Office has ever so kindly sent me a letter about my 2007-08 tax assessment, and my failure to disclose an interest amount I received from an Australian financial institution.

Their database matching system shows that I had only disclosed 2 out of the 3 sources that generated interest in that financial year.

Of course, it was a genuine mistake, and the letter says that no penalty will be applied but that in 28 days, I will be assessed for taxation on that income.

You know, being an enemy of socialism and having half a clue about all the theft and coercion it relies on, I see straight through their doublespeak and I simply interpret their message as follows:

" You trying to hold out on us slave ? Hand over the cash or go to jail !"