"We're being raped": cult Dutch radio station Intergalactic FM under financial threat

Intergalactic FM, the cult Dutch radio station that has housed shows by Legowelt and more, is under financial threat.

In a post on the Intergalactic FM website, Interr-Ference – a.k.a. Intergalactic FM head and DJ/producer I-f – claims that “Intergalactic FM is in trouble. And not a little bit”, after being fined 5265€ for filing late tax returns in 2010 and 2011.

Although I-f admits that filing late was “stupid”, he claims that “we actually did everything by the book and you have never seen an administration so tight and up to date. We’re pretty anal with that since a lot is depending on it having BOG here spending like 8 hours a week on it holding each receipt against the light before it is approved and filed. But we made one mistake and trusted a negligent book keeper to take care of these matters.

“Also tax correspondence went directly through his office so we never saw it coming. You can blame us being naive but we pay that fucker good money to do that shit.”

“Bottom line”, I-f concludes, “is we do not have 5265€ to cough up in a few weeks so prepare for the worst since it looks like we have to seize all transmissions when the push comes to shove. We apologize for having been naive but count on the fact we’re paying the price.” A donation box has been added to the top right of the Intergalactic FM website.

You can read I-f’s full post, and watch FACT TV’s profile of Legowelt at last year’s Dekmantel Festival, below.

Today we received a fine of 5265€ from our dear friends at the tax office.
A 5265€ fine you ask?
Have you guys @ IFM been arrested driving stoned and drunk with Kalashnikovs and a ton of cocaine with a suitcase full of whitewashed money in the back of a stolen Benz after sticking up the post office and wiping out the clientele?
No such thing.
We got fined for filing our 2010 and 2011 tax reports too late.
That’s stupid you would say and we agree. But we actually did everything by the book and you have never seen an administration so tight and up to date.
We’re pretty anal with that since a lot is depending on it having BOG here spending like 8 hours a week on it holding each receipt against the light before it is approved and filed.
But we made one mistake and trusted a negligent bookkeeper to take care of these matters. Also tax correspondence went directly through his office so we never saw it coming.
You can blame us being naive but we pay that fucker good money to do that shit.
Hotmix / Intergalactic FM is officially a non-profit and be sure we profit none because all your base is being put back in the organization = IFM Radio & TV.
Last words are not spoken between Mr. Bookie and Hotmix but for the meantime we have been fucked. Proper fucked.
We’ve been on the tele all day with the office and filed a final written appeal against the fine but they give us not much chance this is going away. At least we have a few more weeks before they come and scrape the wallpaper off the walls to impound it.
This sucks XL because we do better as ever listener wise and we also didn’t have to put as much of our own moneyz into IFM as previous years.
Would have been pretty cool if IFM had been totally self sufficient but that’s just a minor detail.
Bottom line is we do not have 5265€ to cough up in a few weeks so prepare for the worst since it looks like we have to seize all transmissions when the push comes to shove.
We apologize for having been naive but count on the fact we’re paying the price; With the joy of the things we live for.
Welcome in the New Netherlands and make sure you are ready to bend over to receive your so called freedom!
We keep you posted about the matter in the meantime all the little bits help:
https://intergalacticfm.com/membership.php
Update 1:
updated the donato bar top right with the total amount we need this month. Fkng crazy.
Everything regarding this matter will be updated via this post, also the case from Hotmix/IFM vs asshole bookkeeper.
At the moment he’s not even replying to our demands to return our papers etc.
I seriously need this pile of paper shit in my life, really.

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