Monday, March 14, 2005

Pay your tax or don’t sleep for a week!

If tax authorities of some European countries read this news they may have some insight on new methods on how to bring extra cash to their already tight budgets.

According to Reuters, tax defaulters in southern India are being forced to face the music after city authorities hired drummers to play non-stop outside their homes until they pay up.

After many residents ignored repeated demands to settle overdue property taxes. authorities in a city in Andhra Pradesh state have sent 20 groups of drummers to play outside offenders' houses for the past week. The new method seems to be working, though. One week of incessant drumming has cleared 18 percent of the backlog.


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