Finance minister to stop consumers dodging extra insurance tax

Junior finance minister Frans Weekers plans to take steps to stop consumers avoiding the extra tax on insurance due to be introduced at the beginning of next year.

The tax on insurance is being more than doubled to 21% but insurance companies have already come up with ways to help consumers avoid the increase, for example, by paying 2013 insurance premiums this year.
‘That must not happen,’ RTL news quoted the minister as saying. If necessary, consumers will get an extra bill to make up the difference, Weekers told RTL news.
The increase in insurance tax will cost the average Dutch household €100 a year.
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