Dutch Workers Should Be Offered Tax Free Bonus Rather Than Pay Rise
30 July 2012 (PLANSPONSOREurope.com) – Dutch employers' organisation AWVN is suggesting workers should be given a tax-free bonus in 2013 rather than an increase in salary.
The Telegraaf reports the bonus would be up to a maximum of 2%. On an average wage of €33,000 that would be €660, according to the report.
By taking a lump sum rather than negotiating a pay rise, people would be encouraged to spend more, the AWVN hopes.
'A tax-free 2% once a year is more than the 1.6% to 1.7% of the average negotiated pay rise,' the organisation's Hans van der Steen told the newspaper.