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Bansko was unable to collect taxes from foreigners
Today, 08:37 • Yordanka Bakalska
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Bansko municipality find it hard to collect taxes from the British, who have apartments in the resort. The reason is that sometimes they can't find their addresses in the UK to get their messages due taxes.
Around 6,000 Britons own property in Bansko. By the Department of Revenue in the municipality use British post offices to send them messages taxes. Sometimes, however, the owners have changed their address, and so the letter can not reach them.
Georgi Ikonomov - Mayor of Bansko: No big obligations because they own apartment, where flat tax year is not more than 60-70 lev, but when you accumulate about 7-8 years ago, when put and interest.
Much of Britons do rely on the companies that run complex where the apartment is located, to pay their taxes.
Georgi Ikonomov - Mayor of Bansko: I do not know for what reason - whether it is an oversight in the contracts or bad faith by the company manager, but do not pay taxes. But in practice that when they receive their notice of tax due, they immediately get it imported.
The British consulate in Bulgaria offer a solution to the problem of how the owners can be found.
Theodora Maneva - vice-consul at the British Consulate in Bulgaria: We proposed a site that has it officially in the UK, which is accessible to absolutely everyone, where you can find addresses of British citizens, even if they have changed their address. In a phone number they can also be found.
Another problem that Bansko municipality meeting with the British residence in the resort is unregulated use of tourist sites on their part. Very often foreigners hired houses, which are then rented out, without having informed the municipality about it and without paying tax."