The Bill to Amend the Tax System of the Water Board


Het wetsvoorstel tot aanpassing van het belastingstelsel van het waterschap

In January of this year, our colleague Petra Lindhout, together with Professor Mr. H.J.M. Havekes, wrote an article in the journal Milieu & Recht about the bill to amend the tax system of the water board. The bill stipulates that the financing of tasks related to the water system will take greater account of the benefit principle. The benefit principle is based on the idea that those who gain more advantage from water board activities (which ensure we have dry feet and clean water) pay more. Additionally, the bill includes proposals in the areas of climate adaptation, energy transition, and circular economy and, under certain conditions, makes it possible to finance targeted water supply projects (for example, for farmers).

This bill is currently being discussed in the House of Representatives, where several amendments are being proposed. Therefore, the article serves as a snapshot of the situation. We are closely monitoring developments.

Read the publication here: M en R 2024 2 – The Bill to Amend the Tax System of the Water Board (3)

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