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Housing paid from employees’ wages: Service against remuneration

  • The case involves a dispute over whether providing housing for a fee is a service against remuneration
  • The court determines that a service is considered to be provided under a burdened title when there is a direct connection between the service and the received consideration.
  • The court states that the consideration must have a real connection to the provided good or service, regardless of the price or whether it is higher or lower than the cost or market price.
  • The taxpayer argues that there is no direct connection between providing housing and deducting a contribution for housing from employees’ wages.
  • The court disagrees with the taxpayer’s argument and finds that there is a direct connection between the housing provided and the compensation received from employees.
  • The court considers occasional situations where an employee does not work but still uses the housing as exceptions that do not negate the direct connection.


Note that this post was (partially) written with the help of AI. It is always useful to review the original source material, and where needed to obtain (local) advice from a specialist.


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