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Dutch media on Wimar Bolhuis’ research on taxes

A research project on Dutch tax revenue by Wimar Bolhuis has generated a lot of interest from Dutch newspapers and news websites.

Bolhuis’ research has recently been published in the Dutch economics magazine ESB (€). Bolhuis concludes that the burdens on labour have been rising significantly since Mark Rutte became Prime Minister in 2010. Something Rutte failed to mention during his most recent appeal to large companies to raise wages, according to Bolhuis.

Between 2007 and 2017, the burdens on labour have risen almost as twice as fast compared to other EU countries. Government revenue from taxes during this period has risen from 35.5 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) to 38.8 per cent.

This benefit in government revenue resulted in a budgetary surplus of 1.2 per cent of the GDP in 2017.

Dutch media on Bolhuis’s research:

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