The combating of tax evasion, fraud and the financing of terrorism is an important aim of the 2017 legislative agenda in the Netherlands. The approach chosen is mainly to increase transparency. To this end, the public UBO register is due to be introduced in the course of this year and there are plans to deprive holders of bearer shares of their cloak of anonymity. A private member's bill for the introduction of a central shareholders' register (in Dutch: CAHR) is now before Parliament. In this update we discuss the main features and current status of these measures.
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