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Daniel Pfeffer18-Oct-19 1:03
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GeneralAn arm and a leg might have been a fair price! Pin
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RantI'm calling this a fail... Pin
Sander Rossel17-Oct-19 1:07
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So every company in the Netherlands has a VAT-number, which I also have and which identifies me at the tax authorities.
The issue with these VAT-numbers is that it contains people's citizen service number, which is used by the government to uniquely identify a person.
It's also used on passports and banks and doctors must use it too.
Other companies may not ask for, or use, your citizen number (although it used to be on my salary specification, what's up with that?)
Anyway, there's no need to give it to everyone you do business with, which is what you do with your VAT-number because it must be placed on invoices.

So the Dutch tax authorities just send me a new VAT-number which does not include my personal ID.
Which is great, except... I'm supposed to share this new number with my clients, starting next year.
But I still have to use the old number for any correspondence with the tax authorities...
So now I have TWO NUMBERS! Dead | X|

My guess is that my old ID is a primary key in a SQL database, which they can't just change for so many users (and that's why you shouldn't use functional keys as primary keys).
Because their internal software uses the old ID everywhere they can't just change it to look at the new ID (although how hard can it be?).
The new ID is just a new field that's right next to the old ID.
So now everyone just has two IDs because that's certainly more maintainable.

The tax authorities had this slogan, freely translated, "we can't make it more fun, but we can make it easier."
Apparently, they can't make it easier either Dead | X|

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GeneralRe: I'm calling this a fail... for mine it's a win! Pin
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