Sunday, August 11, 2013

Tax Authorities Lose over 1 Billion Euro a Year as Dutchmen fill up Their Tanks Abroad

The Dutch authorities lose over 1 billion Euro a year because many Dutchmen who live close to the German or Belgian borders fill up their gasoline tanks in these countries because it is so much cheaper there. This was published by Bovag and Nove – two professional organizations. At present already 53 percent of those who live less than 20 kilometers from the borders fill up abroad. A further increase in Dutch excise tax would mean that two-thirds will fill up abroad. The authorities not only lose 820 million Euro of excise tax, but also 344 million Euro of added value tax. Furthermore, thousands of Dutch jobs in the industry are at risk.

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