Bulgarian Company Types

Bulgarian Company Types

Entrepreneurs planning to set up a business in Bulgaria can opt for one of five main company types that this country in Eastern Europe regulates for corporations with commercial activities: company with limited liability (LLC); joint…
Sole Proprietorship in the Netherlands
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Sole Proprietorship in the Netherlands (Eenmanszaak)

A sole proprietorship is also called a one-man business or sole trader. Registering such a business guarantees your full independence as its owner and founder. The proprietorship can have more members working for it and employ staff, but its…
The Dutch Tax System
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Taxation in Holland

The Dutch government obtains its revenue mostly by taxation. The Financial Ministry implements the national legislation on taxes and the Belastingdienst deals with its actual execution. You must pay taxes if you generate income while staying…
Everything You Need To Know About The 30% Ruling
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30% Reimbursement Ruling in the Netherlands: FAQ

Below are the answers to the most common questions regarding the 30% reimbursement ruling in the Netherlands: When should I apply for the 30% reimbursement ruling? Expats may apply for this tax advantage within 4 months after the conclusion…
Starting a Dutch Foundation
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Professional Partnerships in the Netherlands (Maatschap)

Characteristics of the Dutch Professional Partnership In the context of the Dutch law, the “maatschap” or professional partnership is different from the other forms of partnership (general and limited) as it represents a cooperation of…
The Dutch Tax Office
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The Dutch Tax Office (Belastingdienst)

All international citizens living and working in the Netherlands need to contact the local tax authorities (Belastingdienst) at some point. Functions of the Dutch tax office The local tax office Belastingdienst is the Dutch governmental structure…
Private or Public Liability Company (BV vs. NV)
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Mandatory VAT Registration in the Netherlands

Every Dutch company is required to subscribe at the Trade Registry of the Chamber of Commerce. This is a necessary prerequisite for VAT registration and fulfilment of other financial duties. The procedure is mandatory for all types of legal…
Franchise Agreements in the Netherlands
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Franchise Agreements in the Netherlands

Franchising is a contractual mechanism through which an entity (franchisor) issues a paid license for use of its business practices and systems and/or its commercial name to another entity (franchisee). Dutch laws on franchise agreements The…
Open a General Partnership in the Netherlands (VOF)
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Open a General Partnership in the Netherlands (VOF)

The Venootschap Onder Firma (VOF) or General Partnership is a company established by a minimum of 2 members through an agreement registered with the Commercial Chamber (Trade Registry). This entity is commonly translated as “company with partners”.…
Immigration Netherlands
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Dutch Social Service Number (BSN / Sofi Number)

One of the first bureaucratic matters internationals need to take care of in the Netherlands is the BSN number, in Dutch ''burgerservicenummer''. BSN, or also known as Sofi number in the past is a social service number used in the country.  What…