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Dutch cut labour taxes via VAT rise

  • Oct 23, 2017 | Richard Asquith

Dutch cut labour taxes via VAT rise

The Netherlands has announced a reduced VAT rate rise from 6% to 9% to pay for income tax rate cuts and band simplifications.

The number of income tax bands will be reduced from 4 to 2, and the rates combined to benefit over half a million income tax payers.  The reduced VAT rate rise will be levied on: basic foodstuffs, books, hair dresser services, swimming pool entrance, medicines, art, antiques, entry to museums, zoos, theatres and sports and a variety of other services.

The implementation date will be 1 January 2019.


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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: richard.asquith@avalara.com. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2019 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.