Tuesday, 2 March 2021


In the Netherlands, all letters that come from the tax people come in blue envelopes. And even though I haven't had one this year yet, it is still blue time, as we can now do our tax returns. According to my Dad's preliminary findings I should get some money back, so I would like to file my return. 

However, so would a few other people. Quite a few other people at that. Which means that getting through to the filing part is extremely difficult right now. The site cannot be reached. You cannot log in. Please try again in a few hours.

My Dad tried to file his return early this morning at around 1 am. He did not get through. As he was awake still by 2.30 am, he tried again and that time he was lucky. He was able to file his return and print out all the papers he needed for his work today (concerning taxes). 

I tried again today, but still: the site cannot be reached. You cannot log in. Please try again in a few hours.

They chose the colour blue well!

Photos taken during a recent walk near Zwolle


  1. People do feel kind of blue when it's tax time. :)

  2. What an appropriate colour to use for tax returns!

  3. Hari OM
    something I don't have to worry about, thank goodness. Hope you get through before the end of the week. YAM xx

  4. Any time one is in a phone loop it is horrid...good luck
    We went to H&R Block today to sign our tax forms. Then they were submitted electronically. Glad that is over.
    The posts with bikes interesting.
    Hugs to you and Ms. O and your parents

  5. We filed our taxes already and there is never any problem with the computer side of things. It looks like you are going to have to stay up or wake up to file in the wee hours of the morning like your dad did.

  6. That's interesting about the blue envelope. Glad your dad got through. Hope you have some luck when you get yours.


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