Lower taxes for businesses

27th March 2007, Comments 0 comments

27 March 2007, AMSTERDAM – State secretary for Finance Jan Kees de Jager wants to lower taxes for businesses from 2009 even further than was agreed in the coalition accord. He said this in interviews with the Financieele Dagblad and the Telegraaf.

27 March 2007

AMSTERDAM – State secretary for Finance Jan Kees de Jager wants to lower taxes for businesses from 2009 even further than was agreed in the coalition accord. He said this in interviews with the Financieele Dagblad and the Telegraaf.

De Jager has not yet decided what form the tax cuts will take. He is considering increasing the tax credit for small and medium-sized businesses, lowering the company tax or lowering the tax on labour.

He plans to finance whatever measure is chosen with increased environmental taxes. He hopes this will cause businesses to be more environmentally conscious.

MKB Nederland, the association of small and medium-sized businesses, is concerned about the state secretary's plans. The association says that the measures will lead to huge differences in income among medium-sized enterprises. Small businesses that use a lot of power for instance will be forced to pay even more.

Nor is there any evidence that increased environmental taxes would result in businesses becoming more environmentally aware, MKB Nederland says.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

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