BRUSSELS - A lot goes wrong with our tax collection. There are so many loopholes that the tax authorities collect a lot less than what the state is entitled to. This is one of the reasons why the government has to borrow and why we have a large national debt.
What makes it worse is that tax evasion is very unevenly distributed. In practice, the opposite of the official philosophy of our tax system applies: the strongest shoulders carry the smallest burden.
The long-awaited memoirs about the shortcomings of our tax system by Karel Anthonissen, former regional director of the BBI/Bijzondere Belastingsinspectie (Special Tax Inspectorate).
BOOK (in Dutch)
Title: Acher de schermen van de BBI
Subtitle: De memoires van een caractériel
Authors: Karel Antonissen, Wim Van den Eynde
Date of publication: 23/06/2020
PRESS COVERAGE (in Dutch)
- "Karel Anthonissen: het antifraudbeleid van minister Koen Geens bestaat uit één woord: onwil", Knack, 24/06/2020.
- De Belgische overheid is een witwasmachine, De Morgen, 26/06/2020.
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