Plans to scrap freelance tax break dropped: Telegraaf

4th September 2013, Comments 0 comments

Government plans to scrap the tax break for the self-employed (zzp-ers) have been dropped, sources in The Hague have told the Telegraaf.

Junior finance minister Frans Weekers has removed the change from the government budget for 2014, due to be presented on September 17, sources told the paper.

Instead, he will set up an investigation into the legitimacy of some self-employed whose employers are suspected of using them to save on overheads rather than taking on permanent staff.

Since news of the end of the tax break hit the headlines, thousands of zzp-ers have signed petitions set up by organisations for the self-employed.

Currently the self-employed are able to deduct €7,280 from their taxable profits. By scrapping this tax break, the government hoped to save €500m.


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