Two weeks ago (when this article comes out) I did my taxes for 2018. I found out, the government owes me a nice chunk of money! On my tax declaration, I get to receive almost 2,000 euros back.
Earlier I wrote about taxes here in The Netherlands. We are a country that likes to tax individuals and still is a tax haven for multinationals. Something about that doesn’t feel right, especially since I know that every additional euro I earn over my current salary is taxed at 49% and will be taxed at over 50%+ soon.
So we basically tax individuals on their income (ok), the virtual income they receive from owning their primary residence (uh, what?), and their wealth (that’s fine). Let’s keep the tax on a substantial interest in a limited company out of scope here.