Pool tax dodgers trapped by Google maps

Aerial view of some swimming pools in Marmande, from Google maps

Tax authorities in Lot-et-Garonne used Google maps to track down undeclared new swimming pools

If you have built a swimming pool on your property and not declared it to local tax services, avoid being too relaxed beside it this summer… you might still be facing a bigger tax bill.

Authorities in Marmande, Lot-et-Garonne have used aerial images from Google maps to find undeclared swimming pools – and are filling town coffers with the resulting property taxes.

Tax officials in the town, which has 18,000 inhabitants and 500 declared pools, tracked down the 300 ...

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