Wednesday, 2 April 2014


Anything tax related in the Netherlands comes in a blue envelope. A dreaded blue envelope, since it usually means you have to pay. Over here in Norway however, that is not the case. It is an ordinary white envelope and most of my colleagues have gotten it already. Some have to pay, others get money back and they are all quite open about it. But I haven't gotten mine yet. 

Today a colleague told me however that even though I hadn't physically received the letter, I could still find out whether it was pay or receive for me. Just go online, enter my details and hey presto. 

Well, the amount covers the amount I spent (so far anyway) on my Frysian inspired outfit, it will cover my holiday in Northern Ireland at the end of this month, my stay in Oslo next month and it might even be enough for my holiday to the Netherlands in August. 

So, the blue envelope that isn't blue and hasn't even arrived yet? Well, it certainly didn't make me feel blue!!


  1. Over here, putting your taxes together, calculating and filing are a chore. I have to do mine this month.

  2. Hari OM
    Crikey, that is some return!! Congratulations my friend. YAM xx

  3. Nothing sweeter than a big, fat refund!

  4. Yay! Hubby and I got a nice refund as well.


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