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Dutch companies are not planning to compensate tax measures company car

75% of the companies in the Netherlands are not going to compensate employees if the commuter tax would be introduced. This is evident from the Dutch report of the European Corporate Vehicle Observatory (CVO) barometer and an additional investigation by Heliview.

CVO is an international platform for the business car market that published a study about the new tax measures regarding the company car. This study shows that companies are negative about the tax measures:

  • 65% thinks the cancellation of the tax-free payment option of 19 cents per kilometer is a bad plan.  5
  • 59% is negative about the plan to consider travel from home to work as private kilometers, which means that also riders with a 500-kilometer statement will more easily be confronted with taxation of the company car.

It is striking that (especially large) companies do not tend to compensate the negative tax measures. 75% of the companies does nothing to compensate the employee.

It also appears from the Dutch report of the European ‘CVO barometer’ that in the Netherlands the Human Resources department plays a major role in decisions about the fleet policy. In addition, the company car is relatively often seen as part of the employee benefits in the Netherlands. This is incontrast to other European countries.

Every year the European 'CVO Barometer' is published. In 2012 the Netherlands are included for the first time.
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