Monday, June 1, 2015

Tax Authorities Helped Post Delivery Company to Avoid Paying Taxes

The Dutch postal delivery service, PostNL, has admitted that it had a secret deal with the Dutch tax authorities from 2011 to 2013, which allowed the company to avoid paying social security and pension premiums, as well as sick leave and holiday pay.  The employees were deemed freelancers even though they only had one employer.  The Volkskrant daily estimates that, in this way, the company saved 15 million euros. The tax authorities refuse to comment on these claims.  Labor MP John Kerstens has asked Junior Finance Minister Eric Wiebes to clarify the situation.

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