This is what State Secretary for Taxes Marnix van Rij says in an interview with NRC. The House of Representatives will debate the savings tax in just over a month.
‘It’s getting very complicated’
“To be very honest: if the bill is there this summer, and we also want to do an internet consultation, and if you then allocate a year and a half for the legislative process, it will be very complicated to achieve 1 January 2026,” says the secretary of state against the newspaper.
Because, according to Van Rij, ‘another year and a half is also needed for the implementation’, we can only count on the new savings tax in 2027, writes NRC.
It’s all about the savings tax that the Supreme Court ruled at the end of 2021 that it should be renewed. The highest Dutch court found the capital yield tax, as the savings tax is officially called, not fair enough.
People paid tax on income in box 3 that they did not have at all. It already caused the state a lot of hassle with savers who demanded a refund of the overpaid tax.
In this video you can see what is wrong with the current savings tax:
The new savings tax was already postponed by a year in September by Van Rij, to 2026. But now there will be another year. “Broad support” is also needed for the new legislation, the state secretary tells the newspaper: “You are not going to push through a new system for taxing wealth”.
‘No one knows’
The coalition agreement also states that the tax system must be ‘simplified and reformed’. Van Rij also has a hard head in this, he tells NRC. “I asked: what does it mean? Well, no one knows.”
Last year we already explained in this article that the new savings tax is fairer, but above all more complicated. In addition, the Tax and Customs Administration is struggling with ICT problems, which means that no major legislative changes can be implemented before 2026, according to Van Rij.
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