Tax office cracks down on company cars

The tax office is photographing the number plates of cars crossing the border this weekend to crack down on people using their company cars for private holidays without declaring this, the Financieele Dagblad reports on Thursday.

Some 180,000 of Holland’s 1.2 million company car users say they do not drive more than 500 km a year on private business, thus escaping a hefty tax claim.
But spot checks show that 30% do use their cars a lot more, hence the border controls, tax office spokesman Marcel Homan told the paper.
Some 1.1 million people are set to go on holiday this weekend.

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