Tuesday, March 04, 2008

In Poland, It Is Death OR Taxes

To see the original story, click here. Here is the story from the Washington Post:

"Once you've been declared dead in Poland, it's not easy to convince officials that you're alive and well.

Piotr Kucy, 38, was listed as having drowned last summer. When he learned of the mistake, Kucy notified government officials. But he is still listed as dead in government files, which prevents him from working and having health insurance.

"This citizen does not exist," a Polish official said of Kucy.

On the bright side, he doesn't have to pay taxes."

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