We can incorporate your Netherlands business quickly and provide all-in services. On average, the formation of a business in the Netherlands takes up three days. This formation can even be done remotely. It is possible to use an expedited procedure in order to incorporate a Dutch BV company within 1 day. There are several documents required for formation of the business, and all documentation is handled in both Dutch and English.
The corporate income tax in the Netherlands is 20% up to EUR 200.000 profit a year, the profit of EUR 200.000 and more is taxed at 25%.
The Netherlands has a 21% VAT rate on goods and services delivered in the Netherlands. Between European countries, goods and services may be offered at a 0% VAT rate. Corporations with a VAT number may claim back the VAT.
Many international companies have found the Netherlands to be an excellent country to optimize their global tax rates. This is primarily because of the interesting regulations and tax benefits for international companies.
For non-EU investors, starting a business in Netherlands and obtain a residency visa through business immigration is a possibility.
Why starting a business in the Netherlands is a good opportunity for your company
- 20% corporate tax, one of the lowest tax rates in Europe
- 0% VAT for business between EU member states
- Core member of the EU
- High-tech infrastructure
- Leading world banks (ING bank, ABN Amro, Rabobank)
- Excellent international business climate
- 93% English-speaking natives
- Netherlands is a logistical hub as a gateway to Europe
- Qualified personnel
- Possibility of business immigration
- Remote formation of a business is possible
The Netherlands and company formation: what type of company should you choose?
The Dutch BV (limited company) is the most popular type of company in the Netherlands for foreign investors. The Dutch limited company can be registered with a minimum share capital of 1 EUR, according to corporate law. A Dutch BV is deemed tax resident by law in the Netherlands.
Required documentation for the formation will consist of a legalized and apostilled copy of valid identification and proof of address. A power of attorney is required to be signed by a notary for remote incorporation. But: it is not necessary to travel to Holland to do this. The shareholders can authorize us to take care of the necessary filings on their behalf.
A personal visit is not required for starting a business in the Netherlands, and the procedure can be completed from abroad. We can also open a bank account remotely. With certain banks, the director has to be present to open a bank account.
A limited company in the Netherlands may have corporate shareholders and directors. For the registration process, the corporate shareholders must be verified and have the authority to sign the deed of incorporation or formation. Furthermore, an extract from the business register of the corporate entity must be received from the entities, which will act as shareholder or director. If registration is performed remotely, a power of attorney must be received and signed on behalf of the shareholder or director.
In the case of corporate shareholders, the Dutch company will be a subsidiary. It is also possible to register a Dutch branch; a branch office has less substance than a subsidiary and may be treated differently by the Dutch tax authorities. Substance may come from appointing a resident director.
The Dutch Foundation is a legal entity. Dutch foundations can be used as commercial entities, family funds, and holding entities. The foundation may hold shares and real estate, it may strive for profits. Dutch foundations can be tax-exempt under certain conditions. Or can even be exempt from accounting or reporting requirements. If the Dutch foundation is concluded under notary agreement, the foundation will be limited in liability.
Dutch NV company, also known as public liability company is a legal entity most suitable for large corporations and investments. It requires a minimum share capital of EUR 45,000. The Dutch NV company is controlled by a board of directors for day-to-day decisions. The annual shareholders meeting may appoint directors or demand changes in management.