French Woman Gets $18 Tax Bill For Grandfather Six Decades After His Death

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A French woman has been lumbered with a tax bill addressed to her deceased grandfather who passed away in 1949, reports EU Business.Martine Courtois never knew her grandfather, but was slapped with a bill from her local tax office demanding €13 ($18) that had been owed, and gathering interest, for 60 years.

The bemused Courtois, who lives in the French town of Bruyeres, didn’t pay the bill, sending it back with a note explaining that her grandfather had passed some years ago.

However, the local tax authority says that this kind of occurrence is a routine thing and that it writes to debtors when any amount owed gathers interest and reaches over €12.

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