These changes of levy and fees will be active from October 1, 2021. The amount of tax depends on the sector and a license for gambling services. Check our legislation news to be aware of gambling updates.
The governmental body of the Netherlands announced the higher levy and fees based on the Dutch Remote Gambling Act. The previous gambling levy was set at 1.75% of GGR.
Moreover, the previous fees haven’t been calculated correctly, so they must be revamped to cover expenditures of the Netherlands Gaming Authority, Kansspelautoriteit.
If the lottery offers prizes of more than €1m but less than €5m, it must pay a fee of €1 029. While the previous tax was €1 000. If the charity lottery offers prizes of more than €50 000 but less than €500 000, fees will be increase from €2 000 to €4 100. After these changes will come into force, casinos with gaming machines in them will have to pay €232. But before this announcement, the payment per machine was €219.
What delays the KOA had
There were three dates of enacting:
- June 2020;
- March 1, 2021;
- April 1, 2021.
The main reason for the moving date was the level of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ministry of Justice and Security wanted to see how the operators would be recovering.
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