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Harsher tariff owing to subsequent legislative amendment deemed unlawful

Written by: Sean-Paul Smit | 14 June 2018

Any tax payer who belatedly filed a correct and complete return before he became aware, or should have got an inkling, that the Inspector of Taxes had caught on to the fact that his previously filed return had been incorrect or incomplete would have dodged the negligence penalty bullet thanks to the old voluntary disclosure scheme.

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Default surcharge

Written by: Sean-Paul Smit | 24 May 2018

The Tax and Customs Administration is at liberty to levy a default surcharge whenever a tax payer fails to perform, without the latter actually having to be at fault or culpable where the omission in question is concerned.


Inadmissibility of objection to offence-related (tax) penalty

Written by: Bas Hollenberg | 2 September 2016

A six-week window is available for objecting to a tax assessment in order for the objection not to be branded inadmissible.

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Outstanding value-added tax charges

Written by: Bas Hollenberg | 24 July 2015

The Tax and Customs Administration has recently embarked on a drive aimed at the collection of outstanding value-added tax charges.

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UBO system to put an end to tax evasion?

Written by: Bas Hollenberg | 21 May 2015

To end tax evasion, it can be helpfull to record the real owners of companies.

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Inspector gets penalty payment

Written by: Bas Hollenberg | 10 March 2015

An inspector gets a penalty payment, after imposing an additional assessments income tax on a taxpayer.

Abolition of deductibility from profit of fines incurred abroad

Written by: Bas Hollenberg | 12 May 2014

In response to questions from the Lower House, the State Secretary for Finance said that soon foreign fines no longer the profit will be deductible.

Timely filing of tax return or of application to be granted time extension helps prevent tax penalties

Written by: Bas Hollenberg | 17 February 2014

It is important that you should observe the deadlines mentioned in your income tax return form, as the consequences of tardy filing could be unpleasant.

Voluntary disclosure without penalty

Written by: Bas Hollenberg | 3 September 2013

If assets not included in your tax return are voluntarily disclosed before 1 July 2014 there will be no penalty under a temporary law change.

Reminder Letter

Written by: Bas Hollenberg | 15 January 2013

The tax office is now authorised to issue tax filing penalties without first sending a reminder.

Fines and penalties

Written by: Bas Hollenberg | 8 January 2013

One of the proposals in the Bill for other fiscal measures 2013 would provide the tax office with the ability to impose a fine on somebody before they issue the tax assessment.

Tax penalty regime The Netherlands

Written by: Bas Hollenberg | 5 June 2011

A summary of the late filing/payment penalties for different taxes in the Netherlands, the amount of the fines and how to prevent them.

Hang on a minute!

Written by: Bas Hollenberg | 12 April 2011

The legal position of individuals and companies against the tax office is being defended by Dutch Members of Parliament. “I want to put a legal limit on the curiosity of tax inspectors”.

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