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That Wouldn't Make Sense, Would It?

Dear Source:
To the uninitiated, an announcement from the Finance Department that a tax clearance letter issued by the department is conclusive proof of taxes paid may sound obvious. However, it is a first as far as I know. When I sold a condo several years ago, I had a tax clearance letter covering the year in question from a refinancing, but was told at Finance that it didn't mean anything–this letter which they, themselves, had written! So, I had to pay again, with interest. Now I plan to dig out that letter and go down there to get my refund of what I paid plus interest to date. Surely, Finance is not limiting this form of conclusive proof only to delinquent notices. That wouldn't make sense, would it?

Dena Langdon
St. Thomas

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