People who have a debt to the government or who have to pay a fine will be treated more leniently in the near future because of the corona crisis, according to a letter that the Central Judicial Collection Agency (CJIB) has sent to bailiffs and has been recognized by the AD.
In this way, the Cabinet wants to meet people who are already struggling financially due to the measures relating to the corona virus.
The letter from the CJIB states, among other things, that bailiffs should avoid the seizure of financial resources such as bank balances, salaries, property and housing as much as possible.
The educational organization DUO also does not make any progress to the CJIB during the corona measures, as a result of which people who cannot pay their student debt do not get a bailiff on their roof.
“Fines must be paid, but crisis must be taken into account”
Finally, people who are unable to pay their fine may request a postponement or reduction of the fine. “The basic principle remains that fines must be paid. However, taking into account changed circumstances as a result of the crisis, a fine can be paid later,” the letter said.
The relaxed measures will in any case apply as long as the corona measures from the government apply. It was previously announced that entrepreneurs and self-employed persons who are in financial difficulties due to the corona crisis, deferral can apply for many more types of tax and that extension can be granted until June 19.
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The coronavirus in short
- The coronavirus mainly spreads from person to person via sneezing and cough drops. The chance of becoming infected through surfaces such as door handles is small. This chance decreases if you wash your hands often.
- You can considerably reduce the chance of spreading by keeping at least 1.5 meters away from others.
- The corona measures have resulted in an infected person infecting less than one other person on average. Previously, this so-called reproduction number was between two and three.
- The vast majority of patients have mild (flu-like) complaints.
- Almost all deaths involve the elderly or other vulnerable persons, such as heart, lung or diabetes patients. If everyone complies with the measures, this reduces their risks.
- Read here what precautions you should take.