A Christian family that refuses to pay rates and taxes because it is “against God’s will” has been ordered to pay $2.3m by the Tasmanian supreme court.
Fanny Alida Beerepoot and Rembertus Cornelis Beerepoot, who previous owned the Melita honey farm in northern Tasmania, have refused to pay income tax since 2011.
The, umm, idea is slightly Sir Pterry. They don’t owe tax because they and everything belong to God. But the name!
Rembertus being, apparently, the latinised Rembert, meaning “high council” or summat in North German. And Beerepoot – yes, this is something filed from beyond the grave, isn’t it? Neil Gaiman’s been holding this back as part of the literary estate, to be released to amuse us all…..