"Why do we pay tax?"

Translation:Waarom betalen wij belasting?

3 years ago

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Haha, funny that belasting looks like belästigung in German which means harassment. I didn't know Dutch people had such a bad image of what a tax is! :D

Or even from belastung, which is a charge, an encumbrance or even pollution!

3 years ago

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The slogan of the Dutch "belastingdienst" (tax authorities) is:

  • "Leuker kunnen we het niet maken, wel makkelijker!" (we can't make it any more fun, but we can make it easier!)

To which everyone went:

3 years ago

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Monkey is like "hmmmm... you got a point, but I still don't like you" haha

3 years ago

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Oh that slogan has been parodied so many times! Especially since if you're trying to get money back from them, you first need to slay a dragon, sacrifice your firstborn and walk through Mordor.

3 years ago

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I'm happy I'm not planning on working on the communicatie van de Nederlandse belastingdienst... :D

3 years ago
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