<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Cornelis Zijlstra:
<strong>Well, the first year after I got my lease car was a big surprise for me.
Not only did I have to pay the money of last year in taxes, the fiscus also imediately sent me an invoice for the next year (actually, I threw away the second invoice, because I was sure I already paid taxes, bad idea afterwards
In Holland, if the tax office knows you have a lease car, you have to pay the 'bijtelling' upfront (so actually, I'm now already paying for 2003). If you own a house, you also have a valid excuse no to pay upfront (in Holland you get money back on the interest you pay on a morgage). Since I also rent the place I live in, this is not an option.
You can protest against it, but I haven't found a valid excuse sofar (except losing your leasecar, which makes for a perfect excuse).
Cornelis</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Still weird since I don't have to pay anything upfront. On the other hand I don't pay much taxes for my company car because the fee I have to pay to my employer for the personal use of the car is very high (around € 425 each month)