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Netherlands Warns Against Unilateral Solutions for Minimum Tax

  • National options risk divergence, tax minister tells Bloomberg
  • Plan for global minimum levy stuck due to Hungary opposition
A national flag flies outside the Dutch finance ministry headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands.

A national flag flies outside the Dutch finance ministry headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands.

Photographer: Valeria Mongelli/Bloomberg

The Netherlands would only support as a last resort members of the European Union unilaterally implementing a minimum tax on multinationals, as this risks creating divergences in the bloc.

The Hague would only back this option “if we would come to the worst and that is the only alternative, as a last resort,” Marnix van Rij, state secretary for tax affairs, told Bloomberg during a visit to Brussels. “We have the EU to avoid unilateral measures like this because you are running the risk of countries making changes.”