Letter from the government on Dutch tax reform in 2016
The Dutch Government has sent a letter to the Parliament regarding the intended tax reform in 2016. The main issues concerning individual income tax are summarized below.
- Reduction of the tax rates under the second and third income tax brackets (currently 10.85% and 42% respectively) with approximately 2%.
- Increase of the taxable amount for which the 52% rate will apply (currently as of Euro 57,585).
- Reduction of the wage tax for employers hiring unemployed people who will earn a low salary.
- Increase in the employment levy rebate, a tax credit that is deducted from the monthly wage tax in 12 monthly instalments.
- Increase in the income-dependent combination rebate, a tax credit that may be granted to the spouse earning the lower income where both spouses are working and supporting children.
- Dismantling of the general levy rebate.
- Motor vehicle tax will be modified to promote the use of environmentally friendly cars.
- Measures will be taken to prevent tax avoidance by directors and major shareholders.