The influential radio station has been fined €5265 for filing its tax return late two years running.
IFM, like its predecessor CBS, is synonymous with the Dutch electro scene. Run by renowned selector I-F, the station continues to carry the torch for The Hague's distinctive brand of dark and dingy electronic music. As FACT report, a post on the IFM website reveals that unpaid tax returns in 2010 and 2011 have left it in a sticky financial situation. The station insists it "did everything by the book," laying the blame on a "negligent bookkeeper." The post adds: "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."
The station is calling for listeners to donate money to help it pay the fine and stay afloat. The response from fans has been swift and generous: at the time of writing, just over 67 percent of the required total had been met.