Company receives 600 tax returns by mistake
The tax returns of some 600 Swedes wound up in the wrong place on Monday: not in the hands of the tax authorities but with a parking service.
Monday was the last day for Swedes to file taxes, but for some who used their mobile phones to text message their returns into the Tax Agency, a faulty connection with the phonelines that evening directed their messages instead to the Inteleon service, which sells text message solutions for parking.
"People were really confused when they received automatic replies from our parking service," the company's CEO Denis Andersson tells news agency TT. "We got a lot of questioning messages back, and we laughed a lot."
The Swedish Tax Agency is now going through the list of text messages to make sure that no one will have to pay late fees because of the mistake.