On Thursday 14 December, Prof. Harry Garretsen was invited to attend the hearing of the Parliamentary Committee on Finance about the Dutch government’s intention to abolish the dividend tax. Garretsen is Professor of Economics at the University of Groningen and was asked to give his expert opinion in response to his opinion piece
Afschaffen dividendbelasting: leuk voor Shell, niet goed voor ons land
[Abolishing dividend tax: great for Shell, not so great for our country].
You can watch Garretsen’s contribution in
this video recording of the hearing
(it starts at ‘1:44:22’), and via
this direct link
you can watch his plea to the Parliamentary Committee.
Other speakers at the hearing included fiscal experts and representatives from the business world. See also
the programme and background information
of the hearing.
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