Netherlands reinstates landfill tax as of 1 April 2014

02 December 2013

On 21 November 2013 the Dutch State Secretary of Finance Weekers sent a letter to the Senate with an overview of the changes to the original 2014 Tax Plan.
One of the changes concerns the waste (landfill) tax. The landfill tax was abolished in 2012 and will now be reinstated in the Netherlands as of 1 April 2014. Originally the tax was to be reinstated on 1 October 2014. The new tax, to take effect next year, will be 17 euros per 1000kg. Originally the tax was higher. Also relevant is an adopted amendment that makes it possible to define separate categories of hazardous waste. For these categories a lower tax would be defined or they would be exempt from the tax.
Click here for the letter (60 kB, in Dutch).

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