Thursday, April 05, 2018

Denmark Hits 1,200 FormerUber Drivers With Additional Tax Bill

Denmark's tax authorities are demanding nearly 1,200 former Uber drivers to pay an additional $1.9 million in taxes for 2014 and 2015, after finding tax avoidance among close to all the drivers investigated.

The ride-hailing service launched in Denmark in 2014, but parliament passed a law in February 2017 that introduced more stringent requirements on taxis, such as mandatory fare meters and seat sensors. After the new rules were introduced Uber withdrew from Denmark.

The new checks were based on information Denmark had received from the Dutch authorities, where Uber's European headquarter is based (UberBV).

Danish tax authorities said in a statement they had checked 1,195 Uber drivers' tax reports and of those  all 1,192 have had their tax changed now.

Those Uber drivers will have to pay a total of 11.3 million Danish crowns ($1.86 million / £1.3 million) in additional tax, it said.

154 cases have been sent to further investigation to check whether they have been roughly negligent and should be fined additionally.

Uber spokesman said, "Thousands of drivers in Denmark used the Uber app to get access to economic opportunities and we have always informed them of their fiscal duties".
"We support regulations that help self-employed people meet their tax obligations as has been rolled out by the Danish government," 

Source Rueters 



Every job dispatched by Uber has been, and continues to be dispatched illegally!
TfL, Mike Brown and Sadiq Khan all know this. TfL have known this since 2013 (as exposed by Tim Fenton on his Zelo Street blog) and continue to consistently cover up for Uber.

The Taxi trades New United Trade group members LTDA, UCG, RMT, and Unite also know this and have done nothing about it (not one proactive word on their Twitter feeds or websites). 

They now have a reactive policy of 'keep paying the subs and let's wait and see'.

We ask @TfLTPH, why are TfL allowing Uber To Continue ?

They have known since 2013 Uber's operation is totally illegal

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