By Anke Holtland

Yesterday, the Amsterdam District Court ruled in summary proceedings that the Museum Map Foundation must provide data to the tax authorities on museum visits by one specific museum card holder.

What was going on?

The Tax and Customs Administration demanded the information about museum visits from one specific museum card holder for the period 2014 to March 2017 of Stichting Museumkaart. The Tax Authorities stated that these personal details may be important for tax purposes, because the Tax Authorities can determine whether a certain cardholder is resident in the Netherlands (and therefore liable to tax).