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Netherlands: Tax proposals in “2020 Tax Plan”

Netherlands: Tax proposals in “2020 Tax Plan”

The government, on “Budget Day” (17 September 2019) presented the “2020 Tax Plan” to the Lower House.


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The 2020 Tax Plan contains the following bills:

  • 2020 Tax Plan
  • Other 2020 tax measures
  • National Climate Agreement (Tax Measures) Act;
  • Withholding Tax Act 2021
  • Education Expenses Tax Deduction (Abolition) Act
  • Bill implementing EU directive regarding the harmonization and simplification of trade among EU Member States

The proposed tax measures generally focus on lowering labor costs, addressing tax avoidance and tax evasion, providing an attractive business climate for economic activities of substance, and further focusing on environmental measures. Many of the proposed measures would have an effective date of 1 January 2020.

Read a September 2019 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in the Netherlands

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