The Dutch state is selling its shares in the insurer Vivat (formerly Reaal) to the Chinese insurer Anbang for 150 million euro. Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance informed the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) of the sale today.
Yesterday the coalition parties seemed to have a different approach to the Greek issue. The PvdA is was willing to listen to Greece's alternative plans, while the VVD decided to take a harsher stance
The Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) will receive a confidential and technical briefing on the agreements made between the tax authorities and the United States coffee chain Starbucks, Secretary of State Eric Wiebes (Finance) promised today.
Next year tax payers will have an extra month to file their income tax. The income tax will only have to be filed by May 1st, instead of April 1st.
Over 5.5 million taxpayers will be given extra time in 2015 to pay tax on income earned in 2014. Once the tax office notifies people how much they owe in income tax, people will be given four months to make payment, instead of the usual six weeks, Finance Secretary Eric Wiebes said.
Sex workers who work without a contract with the government will soon have the tax authorities after them. State Secretary Eric Wiebes of Finance made this promise in a letter to the Second Chamber.
5 to 6 million Dutch will receive an unpleasant surprise from the Tax authorities next year. According to State Secretary of Finance Eric Wiebes, they will get a substantial additional tax. AD reports that this involves amounts of between 300 and 700 euro.
According to Financieele Dagblad, employees of banks and insurance companies will lose the discount on their mortgage in the future.
Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem wants to raise wages wherever possible, telling RTL Z on Tuesday that "this also stimulates the national demand and that is good for the economy."
After negotiations at the Ministry of Finance with financial specialist from the ruling parties and friendly opposition parties, the Cabinet seems to be in agreement about the budget for next year. Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem says the consensus is a "careful budget", De Telegraaf reports.
The Ministry of Finance this spring ordered SNS Reaal to get back €250,000 from former CEO and Chairman Ronald Latenstein, the Financieele Dagblad reports Monday.
State Secretary Frans Weekers of Finance didn’t send important information to the House, although the House had unanimously asked for that, reports RTL Nieuws. CDA MP Pieter Omzigt says that it is a ‘crucial document’.
Weekers didn’t want to tell anything about it to the house because the investigations are still going on, reports RTL Nieuws. In the 1.5-year-old document, the term ‘structural problem’ is already used. In the document is working method of the offenders described, where they originate and what sentences the judge ruled.
The IRS staff are angry with State Secretary Frans Weekers, who they think should have acted much earlier against the benefits fraud of Bulgarian criminals, according to a report by RTL Nieuws on Wednesday. RTL Nieuws was given the chance to have a look at the reactions of the staff on the internal internet network .
Last Sunday it was made public that eastern European gangs committed large-scale fraud with benefits and subsidies. They did so by making fellow countrymen become ghost citizens of a municipality. In that way they were able to earn a lot of money.