Dutch tax auth. rarely shares multinational tax deals with EU: report

The Dutch Tax Authority will not share details on the majority of its tax rulings with multinational companies with other European Union countries, despite an obligation to share all agreements with 'cross-border effects' over the past five years with Europe, Trouw reports. 

According to the Tax Authority, it makes an estimated 2 thousand deals per year with large and small companies that also have consequences for foreign countries. That amounts to around 10 thousand tax rulings that the Netherlands is obliged to share with the EU.

State Secretary Menno Snel of Finance recently informed the Tweede Kamer - the lower house of Dutch parliament - that the Tax Authority will share the details of around 4 thousand tax rulings with the EU. Why the other around 6 thousand deals will not be shared, was not made clear.