Dutch corporate income tax deals with the tax that should be paid in the Netherlands, on the profits that are earned by companies. A number of rules apply to this, but in general, a Dutch company has to pay 16.5% corporate tax. This is also called ‘vennootschapsbelasting’ in Dutch. This tax applies to the worldwide profits of a company.

There are many Dutch tax rules that have to be taken into account if you are setting up a business in … Read more

If you are living in a specific country, you can often only open a bank account in that specific country. That is not the case for the Netherlands. At most banks, non-residents can also open up a Dutch bank account to handle their money. And that’s not just for personal versions, but also for business versions.

Some of the services related to Dutch bank accounts for non-residents, are collection and payment services, electronic banking, foreign currency exchange, debit and credit … Read more

When registering a Dutch company investors have the option to set up either a branch or a subsidiary.

The particular circumstances regarding the interests of the international firm may definitely determine the final choice of legal entity. However certain aspects have to be considered when choosing between a Dutch subsidiary and a Dutch branch.

The general characteristics of Dutch subsidiaries and branches are listed below.

Dutch branches

Branches are permanent establishments forming single entities with the international companies that register … Read more

Dutch notaries are members of the KNB (The Royal Association of Latin Notaries). They provide specific services different from the ones offered by other law practitioners, including attorneys, lawyers and tax advisors. Their most important features are their independence and impartiality. They might also be referred to as Public Notary Netherlands or Notary Public.

Dutch notaries have university degrees in law and some of them specialize in particular areas, e.g. real estate, family or company law. If necessary the … Read more

As an expat, one incurs significant costs, especially upon relocation. Depending on the situation, an expat may have to pay for visa, residence permit application, driving licences, Dutch courses, housing and bills.

The 30% ruling is created to mitigate the negative effects of these expenses on one’s income.

Conditional on eligibility, the 30% rule means that the tax base of your gross salary as an expat in the Netherlands may be reduced by 30%.

How does the 30% rule work 

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For three years now an unprecedented number of firms have set up a new business in Amsterdam. Only in 2016, more than 150 multinational corporations have opened locations in the metropolitan area of the Dutch capital. This is a sign that Amsterdam is not only the prime business hub of the Netherlands but of the continent as well.

The city is an attractive destination for many international investors. Our local lawyers can assist you in opening a subsidiary or … Read more

Why the Netherlands?

The central location of the Netherlands is one of the many assets that make the country perfect for setting up European and global offices. Holland has long been established as a main trading centre and is popular with its open economy. The country is highly developed and offers many opportunities to companies and people planning to stay or set up a business. There are also other important advantages to establishing a business in the Netherlands.

Dutch people … Read more