“Tax rebates should be extended to ships working in the offshore market in order to preserve Dutch seafaring jobs.”
Tax rebates are in need of maintenance. Currently, tax rebates can be applied to Dutch-flagged merchant and passenger ships. Ships active in the offshore sector, for example working on the construction of offshore wind farms and coastal protection, cannot benefit from this tax scheme yet. The KVNR believes that they should be, as is possible in other EU member states that have similar schemes. The government’s evaluation report, prepared by Deloitte and published in 2022, also makes this recommendation.