Burden of income tax and social security contributions remains stable
In 2013 the gross income of Dutch households averaged nearly 58 thousand euros. The tax authorities received 6.0 thousand euros in income tax from this amount and 5.4 thousand euros in social...
Income gaps stable and relatively small
The recession, which began late 2008, did not cause income inequality to grow. Income disparities are small in the Netherlands relative to other countries, although income differences between...
Tax deduction home owners amounts to 33 billion euro
The tax deduction for home owners amounted to more than 33 billion euro in 2011. The tax advantage for home owners totalled more than 14 billion euro.
Nearly 20 percent of gross household income paid in taxes and national insurance contributions
In 2008, Dutch households paid 19.2 percent of their gross income in income tax and national insurance contributions. A provisional estimate for 2009 shows a marginal increase to 19.5 percent.
Public debt exceeds 60 percent limit
In the first six months of 2009, public debt has amounted to more than 356 billion (bn) euro, an increase by nearly 10 bn euro relative to the end of 2008. The government debt-to-GDP ratio was 61.1...