DutchNews Podcast – The Tax-Free Millionaires’ Shortbread Edition – Week 45

tax evasion havensIn the week that the Paradise Papers leak exposed some of the the murky dealings of the Dutch revenue service and Mark Rutte faced some awkward questions about his plans to scrap dividend tax, we ask how and why the Netherlands became a Valhalla of tax efficiency. Elsewhere, Dick Advocaat accidentally discloses his own departure as national team manager, a Van Gogh painting is revealed to contain a departed insect, and the deadline looms for health insurers to declare their rates for next year.

Top story

Ministers under pressure over dividend tax ‘blackmail’

News

Brabant councils sign up for legal cannabis production plan

Health insurers declare premiums for 2018 as deadline nears

Click here to take part in ICP’s international survey of Dutch health insurance

Dead grasshopper found in Van Gogh painting (The Guardian)

Philosophy school to give lessons on Mein Kampf

Sport

Netherlands grind out 1-0 win against Scotland

Advocaat to step down after Romania friendly

Discussion: Paradise Papers and corporate tax avoidance

Procter & Gamble benefit from controversial Dutch tax deals

The companies that stand out in the Paradise Papers (Trouw, Dutch)

How the Netherlands became a desirable onshore tax haven (Sueddeutsche Zeitung)

The Paradise Papers are just a glimpse at the unreal wealth gap (Vice)

Every country is a tax haven (The Atlantic)