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Avocado Weekly: Proposed Dutch Bill Takes Aim at King’s Wallet

If if it passes, the Dutch tax bill could cost the king nearly half of his yearly pay
  • Proposed legislation in the Netherlands, which has strong support in Parliament, would change the constitution to force the king and the rest of the family to pay taxes. (Politico)
  • Airbnb said it paid close to 188 million euros (about $205 million) in French local taxes on tourist accommodation in 2023, up 25% from the previous year. The “taxe de séjour” taxes are collected from guests by hotels, bed and breakfasts, and Airbnb-type accommodation. Paris got by far the biggest chunk, far ahead of Marseille and Nice, and about 24,600 other communities where the company collected and paid the tax, according to a press release. ( With Paris to host the Olympics this year, the country’s recently passed 2024 budget law called for tourist tax rates to increase as much as 200% in the Paris area. (LegalAvocado)
  • Zambia joined the OECD’s Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, as the group’s 171st member overall and its 39th from Africa. (
Squire Gets Private Equity Tax Attorney in London
  • Squire Patton Boggs hired funds and private equity tax attorney David Nisbet as partner in London. He arrives after five years at Osborne Clarke, where he led the tax team. He was earlier at White & Case. (
  • Management-side worklaw firm Ogletree Deakins hired tax, compensation, and benefits lawyer Nicole Goulard as partner in Paris. She arrives from French firm GFD Avocats. (
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