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Parliament of Holland approves gambling tax


Gambling tax. Holland

The lower house of Dutch parliament approved rule, which can regulate and provide online gambling taxation.

Remote Gambling Bill has plan to open Dutch gambling market for foreign outer gambling companies which provide taxation about 29 percent of gamble gross revenue, the same way of taxation have had already gamble land-based operators.

According to previous version of draft law, tax for online gambling fixed about 20 percent. The acting coalition included remark to legislation in the beginning of this year for agreement this tax. Nevertheless, the final version of this law approved by the law house 7 July contains measure of decreasing about 25 percent at the end of three years period.

In this proposing for the first time was planned to go into force this rule in 2015, but now they were waiting for voting in the Senate. In case of approving by upper house, expect that the process of application submission a new license for gambling in the first half of the next year, and that this new regime will fully up in the middle of 2017 year.

Author: Olena Kutova

senior lawyer of the Finance Business Service company

Сергей Панов
managing partner
Finance Business Service