February 25, 2004

To abolish or not? Analysis of the taxman's retrievel recourse at bankruptcies

Bevoorrechte positie Belastingdienst niet altijd gewenst

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Dick Morks Read more

One advantage is that it prevents banks and firms from exploiting a loophole in the law. A second advantage is that firms with a low survival chance are more quickly reorganised. The main disadvantage is that the tax authorities lose money.

A second - less obvious - disadvantage is that SME's will unnecessarily go bankrupt after the abolishment of the preferential treatment. This is so because banks are relatively uninterested in SME's. A solution is to abolish the treatment for large firms and to keep it for small firms. Another solution is to encourage the tax authorities to be tougher on large firms.

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