Dutch cut labour taxes via VAT rise

Tue 24th Oct 2017

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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