Monday, December 29, 2014

Taxing time for pets in Russia!

Russia's economy has been in bad shape for a while now, which makes tax collections
more important than ever ­ and tax collectors are willing to go that extra step to make sure people pay up.That extra step, it seems, is to go after defaulters' pets. State collectors in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk recently succeeded in getting a resident to pay 12,000 rubles he owed in unpaid taxes after threatening to seize his expensive pedigree cat, the Interfax news agency reported. In another case, tax collectors `collected' a Tomsk woman's kittens to get her to pay up.


1 comment:

  1. Sounds just like extortion to me. Oh wait, that's what governments do best...extortion.

    Have a fabulous day my friend. ☺