Highest incomes most often in favour of mortgage interest deduction
The majority of Dutch aged 18 years and older are in favour of preserving the mortgage interest relief scheme, but the group of opponents is growing.
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.
Half of benefits from mortgage tax relief go to richest households
Nearly half of the 7.2 million households in the Netherlands had a mortgage on their home in 2008. Together, they paid 28 billion euro in mortgage costs, and received more than 10 billion euro back...
Most Dutch agree on home mortgage interest deduction
Voters hardly disagree on a ban on same-sex marriages, abolition of the mortgage interest deduction and tax cuts. They do disagree on the issues of development aid and illegal immigration.