Dead Frenchwoman hit with tax demand in her grave
Combining the old adage about death and taxes, French authorities have sent a demand for property duties to a dead woman, addressed to her grave in a small town in Brittany. The mayor of the seaside town of Sarzeau said he had received a letter from the public finance offices to a dead resident, addressed to “grave 24, row E, cemetery road”, his secretary said. It was a demand for property taxes. He said it’s not the first time this sort of letter came from the public finance centre, adding it could have been a “joke from someone doing the change of address”, or “one of the heirs who didn’t want to pay the property tax”.