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Denmark Hits Former Uber Drivers With Tax Bills

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

06 April 2018


More than 1,000 former drivers of Uber taxis in Denmark will be required to pay additional tax after an investigation found tax irregularities in almost all cases.

Uber ceased operations in Denmark last year after the Government imposed additional regulations on the company. However, a review by the Danish Tax Ministry (SKAT) into the the tax affairs of 1,195 former Uber drivers found that all but three had under-reported their income.

According to the SKAT, these former drivers will be required to pay a total of DKK11.3m (USD1.86m) in unpaid tax.

SKAT also said that some individuals will be the subject to additional investigations to ascertain whether they took advantage of social security benefits while working as Uber drivers. Those found to have wrongfully claimed benefits could face additional fines.

The review was based on information passed to the SKAT by the tax authorities in the Netherlands, home to Uber's European headquarters, and related to the period from October 2014 to the end of 2015. The SKAT has now asked the Dutch tax authority to provide information from Uber relating to the 2016 and 2017 tax years.

TAGS: individuals | tax | Denmark | Netherlands | tax authority | social security | regulation | Tax

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