Representatives Of The Gambling Industry Of The Netherlands Call For Canellation Of Tax Increases
Fritz haffnagel, chairman of the market games (van kansspelen branche-organisatie), urged to cancel a temporary increase in gambling tax in the netherlands after the country found a budget surplus in the amount €11 billion (£nine.4 billion / $ 12.4 billion) for 2018.
Proticiency in 2018, equivalent to 1.5% of the gross domestic product of the netherlands, arose as a result of the fact that income from gambling increased from 29 to 30.One%.
In accordance with the law on remote games, which was finally approved by the upper chamber of the senate of the legislative body of the netherlands in february, about five years after its adoption of the chamber of representatives, the operators will eventually be taxed in the amount of 29.One%.
However, haffnagel stated that, given the surplus, this unfair tax increase was not necessary to ensure that the government could replenish the budget.
According to the current plans, a temporary increase in the tax rate will be canceled only on january 1, 2021, six monhs after the entry into force of the remote game law.
«It was unreasonable and unfair, and now it sems unnecessary», – persons haffnahal.
Previously, it became known that record high fines for illegal gambling companies were installed in the netherlands.