Plastic surgeons to fight BTW

The Dutch advisory board for private clinics (NRPK) is considering going to court to prevent the cabinet putting value added tax (BTW) on plastic surgery, says the board’s secretary Thijs Udo.

Parliament will discuss next week a plan to make charging BTW compulsory for non medically-urgent procedures such as eye laser treatment and private plastic surgery clinic work.
The NRPK says this would lead to price increases of up to 20% for clients. The plan is totally unworkable, according to Udo, who predicted that clients will simply go abroad for their plastic surgery.

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