Half of municipal income from central government

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In 1998 Dutch municipalities received a total income of 38.1 billion euros. Half of this originated as income transfers from central government. This share is larger than in the two preceding years.

Generating 5.4 billion euros, the production of goods and services was the second largest source of income for municipalities. These include things like parking fees and other fees paid for municipal administration procedures and permits.

Taxes contributed 2.9 billion euros to the municipal coffers, accounting for just under 8% of total income.

Income from land sales fell by 11% between 1996 and 1998, these were worth 2.8 billion euros in 1998.

Income of municipalities
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Jeroen van den Heuvel Rijnders