Tobacco giants channel billions of euros through the Netherlands

Four tobacco companies channel about 40 per cent of their annual profits through the Netherlands to avoid taxes. Despite international measures, this has not yet decreased. The Investigative Desk Read the full article (in Dutch) here. Listen to the NRC podcast with Stefan Vermeulen (in Dutch) here. Each year, the world’s largest tobacco companies channel […]

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Dutch tax authorities: Tobacco giant BAT channelled billions through the Netherlands

According to the Dutch tax authorities (Belastingdienst), British American Tobacco channelled 4 billion euros in worldwide profits through the Netherlands without paying any tax on them. British American Tobacco (BAT), the largest tobacco manufacturer in the world in terms of turnover, used the Netherlands as a hub for tax avoidance for many years. Between 2003

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Dutch influencer hired to promote BAT’s Glo on Instagram

Since the summer of 2019, the media have reported about British American Tobacco’s marketing campaign for its Glo tobacco heating product, involving paid postings by young influencers on Instagram. The Investigative Desk delved deeper and found that the campaign also paid a Dutch-Italian and seven other European influencers. Scene one. Two persons in their twenties

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The tobacco town, the culture donation, and the deleted emails

When British American Tobacco (BAT) closed its factory doors in the small town of Zevenaar in 2007, it donated 400,000 euros to set up ‘Stichting Cultuur BAT’, a foundation supporting local cultural events. Meanwhile, the municipality bought real estate from BAT and received a part of its renowned Peter Stuyvesant art collection. The mayor arranged

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Dutch tax authorities demand £902 million from tobacco giant BAT

The tax authorities in the Netherlands demand 902 million pounds sterling from London-based tobacco manufacturer British American Tobacco, for alleged tax evasion between 2003 and 2016. British American Tobacco (BAT) has confirmed this tax claim to De Onderzoeksredactie (The Investigative Desk), a Dutch platform for investigative journalism. London-based BAT, producer of well-known cigarette brands including

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