Belgian tax authorities now extracts data at Uber and Airbnb

Jan

12

2016

Among other Uber and Airbnb share data as of today with the Belgian tax authorities, if they so request. Until now, the tax collected this information yourself, using your own scripts. This way, the tax authorities to tackle tax evasion.

According Knack were all companies that are part of the “share economy” now are obliged to share data at the request of the tax authorities. In addition, so it is not just about Uber and Airbnb, but also to sites like tweedehands.be and gotcha. It would not be the intention to destroy these new forms, people would however like everyone should pay taxes, a spokesperson of the Federal Government Taxes know the newspaper De Morgen.

Until now, these data were collected through the service through your own scripts. This proved not to work efficiently. The tax authorities would now use its legal authority and go retrieve data, including identification and disposal frequency. In the Netherlands launched the Tax last year a study Airbnb. Landlords have the obligation to give up 70 percent of the income to the tax authorities under ‘income from temporary rental. At the time, Airbnb took the position that it was not going to share data automatically.

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