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Dutch government under fire over tax cut favoured by big business

Shell confirmed to Reuters it had sought the change… Shell spokesman Frank van Hoorn said there was nothing secret or nefarious about Shell’s lobbying for the change…

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  1. I am to sexy for Milan says:

    Salary slaves are allowed to perform the 4-yearly voting ritual, but it’s clear the ones calling the shots is big business and high net worth individuals. That’s becoming more transparent thanks to investigative journalism. Big business (including Shell) are using tax optimisation as a business tool. With application of the 30% rule for instance, Shell is clawing back any tax advantage from its NL staff on return from expat assignments. It’s using the 30% rule also to place foreign staff in Netherlands based roles, basically making them cheaper than Dutch staff. It’s about time Big Corporations pay their fair share for enjoying stability, security, quality of life, access to talent and infrastructure in the countries they operate in.
    Else move over to countries which are easier to do business with. Nigeria seems quite favourable, but best to wait and see how the dice will roll on the 20th of December.