When you do not pay your bills in time, not much happens. I have been out for seven weeks and do not have to worry much if bills arrives and I am not there to pay then before end day. I just pay this electricity bill on monday even if last day was 10th December. If you do not pay in a long time, they just shut the electricity and when you pay the bills they put on the electricity. I like this about Italy.

In Sweden we have very difficult system. If I had received this bill in Sweden, it could have already been sent to a swedish governmental system kalled Kronofogden where you then owe money to the Government and plus interest and fees. So this bill could be by this time approximately 60 euros to pay. Then this sum increases as time goes by. In a year it can be 300 euro. So first years I called the swedish IRS regulary to check if there was un paid bills to avoid to get into the system. If you get registered at Kronofogden for un paid bills, it can ruin your life as a note will be there for atleast five years. If you are on the list you have difficulties with banks and buying a home or a car.

In Sweden we have a punishment and be-productive system. In Italy a stealing and talk-it-over system.


N?r du inte betalar dina r?kningar i tid, h?nder inte mycket mer. Jag har varit ute i sju veckor och beh?ver inte oroa mig mycket om r?kningarna som anl?nder och f?r att jag inte ?r d?r f?r att betala f?re slutdatum. Jag betalar bara denna elr?kning p? m?ndag, ?ven om sista dagen var 10 december. Om du inte betalar under en l?ng tid, s? st?nger de bara elen och n?r du betalar r?kningarna s?tter de p? elen igen. Jag gillar det h?r systemet i Italien.

I Sverige har vi mycket sv?rt systemet. Om jag hade f?tt denna r?kning i Sverige, kunde den ha redan s?nts till Kronofogden d?r du sedan ?r skyldig pengar till regeringenen plus r?nta och avgifter. S? denna r?kning skulle kunna vara nu ca 60 euro att betala. Denna summa ?kar med tiden. Under ett ?r kan det bli 300 ?. S? f?rsta ?renringde jag Skatteverket regelbundet f?r att kontrollera om det fanns obetalda r?kningar f?r att undvika att hamna hos Kronofogden. Om du bli registrerad p? Kronofogden f?r obetalade r?kningar, kan det f?rst?ra ditt liv d? en notering kommer att vara d?r f?r minst fem ?r. Om du ?r p? den listan f?r du problem med banker och k?pa ett hem eller en bil.

I Sverige har vi ett straff- och “var produktiv” system. I Italien ett stj?la och snacka-om-det system.