Marktplaats shares information with the tax authorities (update)

Marktplaats shares user information with the Tax Authorities. That reports RTLZ. The Tax and Customs Administration uses this information to determine the tax liability of people and to detect fraud. A protocol specifies exactly how the Tax and Customs Administration can request information from Marktplaats

Marktplaats shares user information with the Tax Authorities. That reports RTLZ. The Tax and Customs Administration uses this information to determine the tax liability of people and to detect fraud. A protocol specifies exactly how the Tax and Customs Administration can request information from Marktplaats.

According to RTL, the tax authorities can obtain information about the user name, password, e-mail address, postal code, IP address and date of registration at Marktplaats via a standardized form.

The tax authorities can also get an overview of all advertisements that a user has placed over the past four years. RTL reported earlier that social assistance claimants who regularly sell goods on Marktplaats are at risk of having to repay many thousands of euros in social assistance.

According to Marktplaats, information is not proactively shared with the tax authorities. Marketplace, however, like any other organization, is legally obliged to share information on the basis of claims by government institutions such as the police, the judiciary and in this case the Tax Authorities. Marktplaats also does not provide bank account numbers to the tax authorities, the company says: 'The tax authorities must claim this from our payment processor by means of a claim.'