On 18 September 2018, Prinsjesdag, the Dutch government announced their plans for new taxes in 2019.
The VAT rate on things like groceries and medicine will be increased from 6% to 9%. It is estimated that this will cost the average household an additional 300 euro per year.
Other changes include simplification and lower income taxes.
Corporate income taxes will be reduced. The Dutch CIT rate will be reduced from 20% to 16% for the first EUR 200,000 and from 25% to 22.5% for taxable profits exceeding EUR 200,000.
I have a hard time understanding that even though the changes in taxes are expected to increase the tax profits with 3.1 billion euro, of which 2.3 billion will come from consumers and 0.8 billion euro from companies, according to the Dutch government on average the Dutch household will be taxed less: https://www.twobirds.com/en/news/articl ... -plan-2019
At the same time council taxes will increase with some 5.4% on average. This is higher than the inflation of 2.4% (that can be caused by higher taxes...).
The increase is mainly because the governent increased waste collection fees.
There is a wide variation in local taxes, for example: tenants in Nijmegen pay an average of just €40 while in Zaanstad the average bill hits €571, while home owners’ average taxes vary from €563 in The Hague to €856 in Enschede.
The biggest increase in council taxes compared to 2018 is in Molenlanden with a 23.4% increase (161 euro) and Cuijk with 18% (106 euro).
The biggest increase facing tenants this year is in Haarlem, with more than 18% and Amsterdam with a rise of 17.6%. Amsterdam is also placed high on the list of local authorities where home owners’ bills have gone up most, with a rise of 11.3%: https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2019/01/c ... -hard-hit/
From 1998 to 2010, Willem-Alexander was on the board of supervisors of the Dutch central bank (De Nederlandsche Bank): https://www.nu.nl/economie/2033043/prin ... s-dnb.html
In the 1970s the Dutch government claimed that from now on the Dutch Royal family will pay taxes like everybody else.
What wasn’t widely told was that the Royal degenerates got compensation for supposedly paying taxes.
In the 1970s, they got more than 150.000 guilders compensation per year. King Willem-Alexander receives some 5.5 million euro a year in compensation.
The Secretary-General at the ministry of Finance himself disagreed that the population was fooled by telling them about the taxes, but then compensating these taxes.
The cabinet agreed that during the debate nothing would be said about the tax compensation for the Royal family (in Dutch): http://www.rtlnieuws.nl/nederland/polit ... -belasting (archived here: http://web.archive.org/web/201711010330 ... -belasting)
In 1993, prins pils Willem-Alexander bought palace Noordeinde 66 from former queen Juliana for some 340,000 euro (750,000 guilders).
In 2008, Queen Beatrix had the government buy Noordeinde for 3.25 million euro (before or after the crash?) an increase of 333.3% in 15 years (more than 10% profit per year).
In 2014, it was announced that the Royal palaces would be renovated for a total of 127 million euro.
Noordeinde 66 would be renovated for 0.9 million euro. As is so often the case the tax payer had to cough up much more - 3.7 million euro (in Dutch): http://www.volkskrant.nl/binnenland/ren ... ~a3761656/
In 2014, the renovation of palace Huis ten Bosch was estimated at a whopping 35 million euro. This year it was announced that it cost even much more – 63.1 million euro.
That’s 7200 to 9000 euro per square meter (in Dutch): https://www.ad.nl/binnenland/renovatie- ... ~a5c77b17/
The Dutch taxpayers once gave a yacht for present to Princess Beatrix for her birthday - the Groene Draeck.
For many years the yearly maintenance costs for the Groene Draeck cost the tax payer on average 125,000 euro per year. Experts say that the yearly maintenance costs for such a ship are about 32,500 euro.
From 2004 to 2015 alone, the Dutch taxpayer paid 1.5 million Euro on maintenance for the boat (for which 2 boats could have been bought). It is apparently very difficult to find out where this surplus money went: http://www.theroyalforums.com/tag/groene-draeck/
(archived here: http://archive.is/Rygj2)
In 2015, the Dutch government claimed that the Dutch royal family costs the tax payer 40 million euro per year. This is reportedly the most expensive of all Royal families in Europe.
In reality the costs are even much higher, as former minister Gerrit Zalm already in 2009 revealed that they cost some 110 million euro a year. Some estimates are 350 million euro per year in 2018...
Willem-Alexander gets 823,000 euro a year, Máxima 325,000 euro, and Beatrix
465,000 in salary.
Including “expenses”, Willem-Alexander gets 5.3 million, Máxima 900,000 and Beatrix 1.4 million euro.
Staff of the Dutch royal family, 245 people, cost 17 million euro.
Security for the Royal family costs the Ministry of Defence 25 million euro.
The costs for 3 palaces of the royal family - Huis ten Bosch, Paleis Noordeinde en Paleis op de Dam – costs 15 million euro a year.
That is not counting the more than 150 million for the renovations of the palaces...
State visits cost another 2 million euro per year (in Dutch): http://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2015/05/20/wat ... t-a1496445 (archived here: http://archive.is/zzOZ5)
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