TaxCorporate TaxAmsterdam’s peepshows win tax break

Amsterdam's peepshows win tax break

World famous peepshows to get tax break after court rules that they are a form of theatre

Peepshows in Amsterdam are set for a tax break after a court ruling.

An unnamed peepshow owner has won a court ruling against the tax authorities
which means he will pay VAT on his earnings at the 6% rate charged to theatres,
rather than the 19% rate demanded by the taxman.

The Dutch Telegraaf newspaper reported this week that a court has
rejected an earlier ruling in favour of the tax authorities, on the basis that
the sexual nature of the performance and the absence of a vocal aspect made no
difference to the shows for tax purposes.

The owner had received an additional tax demand of almost 20,000 euros
(26,000 dollars), but the judge was catagorical that the shows are a form of
theatre.

‘The erotic character of the performance does not diminish that,’ said the
judge.

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