tax evasion

Jan 10 '17 09:09

According to PvdA leader Lodewijk Asscher, the free movement of workers in the European Union - one of the EU's core values - has become a "business model for lwo wages". He calls on his European colleagues to put a stop to his by limiting labor migration in the EU, the Volkskrant reports.

Jan 5 '17 15:35

PvdA Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem thinks corporate income tax should increase in the next government's term, he said in an interview with newspaper AD. According to him, this is needed to "restore the balance between ordinary Dutch and international companies, and between workers and the wealthy". This is remarkable because he previously, as Minister of Finance, said that the profit tax can gradually be lowered. 

Dec 12 '16 10:02

The Netherlands is the biggest tax haven in the European Union and the third biggest in the world, according to Oxfam Novib's list of the 15 biggest tax havens in the world. Worldwide, only Bermuda and the Cayman Islands are ranked higher on the development organization's list, NOS reports.

Other EU countries in the top 15 list include Switzerland on 4th place, Ireland in 6th and Luxembourg on 7th position. Curacao is the 8th biggest tax haven in the world. And the British Virgin Islands made it to 15th place.

Dec 7 '16 15:20

The Netherlands is still making secret tax deals with multinational companies, according to an European report on which Dutch research foundation SOMO worked. The Netherlands remains one of the ost important countries in Europe when it comes to tax evasion, the report states according to ANP.

Last year the Netherlands made 236 secret tax deals. That means that the country is 3rd in Europe in the number of secret tax deals made with multinationals last year. Only Belgium and Luxembourg made more.

Nov 29 '16 13:45

A in the Caribbean part of the Netherands, is gaining steam. On Monday the team raided a number of properties on Sint Maarten and arrested a 35 year old man. He is suspected of money laundering, forgery and tax evasion, the Volkskrant reports.

Sep 7 '16 09:21

GroenLinks will focus on an ambitious climate policy, stopping tax evasion by large multinationals and getting rid of the existing inequality in the Netherlands, party leader Jesse Klaver promised in his party's election campaign presented in a packed Melkweg in Amsterdam on Tuesday night, NRC reports.

Sep 7 '16 07:57

Dutch football association KNVB wants to kick amateur clubs caught committing tax fraud out of the league, Jan Dirk van der Zee, director of amateur football at the KNVB, said in a broadcast of Zembla on Wednesday

Aug 29 '16 10:09

A group of 80 technology companies from Silicon Valley in the United States wrote Prime Minister Mark Rutte a letter in May warning him of the consequences a deterioration in the Netherlands' tax climate will have, the Financieele Dagblad reports. The companies fear that a tougher approach from the Netherlands on multinational companies' tax avoidance will make the country less attractive for U.S. investors.

May 10 '16 12:10

On Monday night the details of 214 thousand companies and their tax havens were published online in by journalist investigation collective ICIJ. All these details came from the Panama Papers. A total of 322 addresses in the Netherlands were named, 52 of which are located in Amsterdam

Apr 14 '16 09:03

Central American companies annually funnel millions of dollars through the Netherlands in an effort to avoid tax. The Netherlands route is particularly popular with wealthy Mexicans and Ecuadorians who use complex tax structures to get their money out of the country. These structures are often technically legal, but "sometimes illegal", according to Trouw and the Financieele Dagblad based on the Panama Papers.

Apr 14 '16 08:42

The 50 largest American companies funneled some 1.3 trillion dollars through tax haven. A significant portion of that went through the Netherlands, newspaper AD reports based on a new report from Oxfam America.

Apr 13 '16 11:19

Finance State Secretary Eric Wiebes is calling on tax evaders to turn themselves in to the Tax Authorities. And to give them some encouragement to do so soon, the fine imposed on tax evaders who turn themselves in will double as of July 1st. "The longer you wait, the more expensive it gets", Wiebes said.

Apr 12 '16 11:35

European Union States decided to tone down the language used in the European Commission's proposals on reducing tax evasion by multinationals

Apr 11 '16 09:21

A majority in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, wants to hold a parliamentary inquiry to gain more information on what is going on in the Panama Papers. The parliamentarians want to know more about tax structures that run through the Netherlands.

Apr 11 '16 08:44

Using foreign subsidiaries, ABN Amro helped hide the fact that private clients own companies in tax havens, Trouw and the Financieele Dagblad reports based on the Panama Papers.

Apr 7 '16 14:15

Bert Meerstadt is resigning as member of ABN Amro's supervisory board with immediate effect, following reports that his name was mentioned in the Panama Papers - 11.5 million documents, spreadsheets, emails and other files leaked from Panamanian legal consultancy Mossack Fonseca that form the basis of a worldwide investigation into tax evasion.

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Apr 7 '16 08:58

Bert Meerstadt, a member of ABN Amro's supervisory board, is mentioned in the Panama Papers - 11.5 million documents, spreadsheets, emails and other files leaked from Panamanian legal consultancy Mossack Fonseca that form the basis of a worldwide investigation into tax evasion.

Apr 5 '16 14:55

Former football player Clarence Seedorf denies any involvement in illegal practices mentioned in the Panama Papers, his spokesperson said to broadcaster NOS.

Apr 5 '16 11:04

Many Dutch small and medium sized businesses set up a company in a tax haven through a Panamanian intermediary. At least 200 offshore companies linked to the Netherlands were active at then end of 2015, Dutch newspaper Trouw reports based on investigation into the Panama Papers.

Apr 5 '16 09:44

The police raided a total of 15 addresses in the Netherlands, Germany and Austria on Monday as part of an international investigation into illegal gambling. Two men from Enschede were arrested, the Public Prosecutor announced.

Apr 5 '16 09:31

The Dutch government loses out on billions of euros due to Dutch companies evading their taxes, according to union FNV, based on a study by SOMO, a foundation that investigates multinational companies

Apr 5 '16 07:57

Former football player Clarence Seedorf is one of hundreds of Dutch names mentioned in the so-called Panama Papers - 11.5 million documents, spreadsheets, emails and other leaked files that form the basis of a worldwide investigation into tax evasion. Trouw, one of two Dutch newspapers that form part of the investigation, revealed the first Dutch names in the Papers on Tuesday.

Apr 4 '16 11:08

Two Dutch postbox firms are implicated in the so-called "Panama Papers" - the name given to a large-scale international investigation into documents leaked from a Panama based legal consultancy. The documents revealed letterbox companies used by politicians, businessmen and sports personalities worldwide to evade taxes.

Football
Mar 31 '16 14:15

Dutch central bank DNB launched an investigation into possible money laundering in professional football. The financial authority is investigating banks and trust companies to find out whether the financial sector is properly able to recognize and address match fixing and shady transfer deals, DNB announced on Thursday

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