When Tax Authorities Don’t Comply With the Rules
We must be able to trust that the authorities comply with the rules. If they make mistakes, it must benefit the “counterparty”, the citizen, or the company. I have now observed several times that SKAT in the form of the Danish Tax Agency, the Danish Tax Appeals Board and the National Debt Management Agency (as I have mentioned earlier) do not comply with the Public Administration Act / rules. I have therefore called on the Ombudsman for an administrative inspection of the Danish Tax Agency, the Danish Tax Appeals Board and the National Debt Management Agency. Which, in my opinion, does not comply with administrative law.
Of course, it is me who has been extremely unlucky, but the fact that the Danish Tax Agency ignores the duty to take notes, so my client must pay me to write minutes of a meeting with the Danish Tax Agency. It’s unheard of. The fact that the Danish Tax Agency provides incorrect guidance on the appeal fee, which has just increased to DKK 1,100 against DKK 400 previously, must also benefit complaints, but the Danish Tax Appeals Board rejects this. It had by no means happened in the private sector. Imagine if a lawyer or other adviser informed about a fee without making reservations for possible increases. As previously mentioned, the National Debt Management Agency, which does not assess a case when a business is operated in sole proprietorship as opposed to companies. 50% is required now and the remainder over the next 3 months, otherwise bankruptcy is requested.