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Written by:
Bas Hollenberg


Parking details, invasion of privacy?

The Tax and Customs Administration for the purpose of checking mileage records has in the past requested the corresponding parking details from the relevant parking operators. Having ruled that this did not constitute disproportionate invasion of privacy, the Court had approved the practice. A properly reconciled mileage record exempts the tax payer in question from being additionally taxed on condition that his or her private trips using the company car should not total more than 500 kilometres annually. 

The Director General of the Tax and Customs Administration notwithstanding the Court’s approval has since announced that his agency will no longer be requesting parking details from parking operators: he considers the practice to be at odds with the proper protection of privacy.

The Tax and Customs Administration has since destroyed the parking details it had previously collected from the parking operators.

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