Thursday, November 12, 2009

State Revenue Office No Longer Joyful Place

Latvijas Avize reports that, according to anonymous sources, the Latvian State Revenue Service has been in a state of chaos since the recent dismissal of General Manager Janis Ozolins. This apparently makes some wistful for pre-crisis good old days. Haralds Berzins, a mid level manager in the State Revenue Service said, “We used to have fun with our job. Sure, we had to collect taxes and all that, but we did it with a sense of humor. For example, every year we would host seminars on funny subjects like Tax Evasion, Offshore Bank Accounts, and the perennial favorite, ‘The Best Lies To Tell During An Audit.’ Nobody took these seriously. At least, I don’t think they did,” said Berzins. When asked if these ‘seminars’ might have contributed to the director’s dismissal, Berzins answered, “Has he been dismissed?”


  1. I've been there personally and I'm here to tell you there's a lot of love in that place.

  2. you can't be serious, anonymous. i've never seen a more dour group of people in my life - unless they were conducting a surprise tax audit, with machine gun - toting guards at the door. only then did i ever see one of them smile one of their malevolent, scheming, sadistic smiles.