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How Developed Countries Collect Taxes on Bitcoin

During the past decade virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin, Qtum, Litecoin and Ethereum, have become increasingly popular. They are currently used as both methods for payment and investment instruments. The emergence of cryptocurrencies led to a legislative vacuum that had to be replaced by adequate regulations. The present publication focuses on Bitcoin (by far, the […]

Netherlands Tax Haven of Europe

If you would ask a regular Joe in the streets in the Netherlands, he would probably not define the Netherlands as a 'tax haven'. However, for some companies, the Netherlands was regarded as a tax haven. The taxation system in the Netherlands focuses on attracting foreign capital, and a great way to do this, is […]

Can Tax Authorities Identify Cryptocurrency Owners?

Capital gains from transactions in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are increasingly becoming taxable in countries worldwide. Therefore taxpayers are under the obligation to include cryptocurrency transactions in their yearly tax returns. Non-compliance may lead to serious penalties. This raises the question whether tax authorities are able to adequately identify cryptocurrency owners in order to collect […]

Five Ideas for Opening a Small Dutch Business

The Netherlands is welcoming foreigners intending to work and live on its territory and start private businesses. The country offers an ideal environment for setting up a branch or establishing the headquarters of a big company, but smaller businesses also develop well. The Netherlands is among the European member states where motivated investors and entrepreneurs […]

Amsterdam: A Dynamic European Capital

According to a research by Savills Investment Management, Amsterdam remains among the 5 most dynamic European cities for a number of years. The factors used in the ranking are focused mainly on the suitability for new investments. Cambridge, London and Paris are among the other top cities. If you plan to do business in the Netherlands, […]

Start a Dutch Cryptocurrency Business

The Netherlands qualifies among the most progressive countries worldwide in regards to financial technology. The sector has a branch that uses blockchain wallets for buying and selling cryptocurrencies. Furthermore, the country has established WestHolland: a centre for development and research employing innovations to provide new technology for all areas of the economy. In the summer […]

The Dutch Start-up Visa

Famous for its welcoming and dynamic atmosphere, the Netherlands attracts young people who wish to study or try their luck at starting up a business. Investors planning to open start-up companies in the country need a residence permit in order to do so. The document is issued if certain conditions are fulfilled. The application is […]

Incorporating a Dutch NV Company

The Netherlands is among the top business destinations for international investors because of its stable developed economy and open policies with respect to commerce and investments. Therefore it is a wise decision to open a Dutch NV company. Local businesses have the advantage of a flexible tax regime allowing corporate tax exemptions for income from […]

Seven Important Questions about Dutch BVs (Besloten Vennootschap)

What kind of entity is the BV? The BV is the equivalent of a private company with limited liability (LLC) in the Netherlands. Therefore its shareholders are liable (financially) only for their own investments in the business and do not carry personal liability for the company’s debts. This is why, among other reasons, Dutch BVs […]

Company Register Netherlands

All companies established in The Netherlands must be included in the Netherlands company register (‘Kamer van Koophandel’ in Dutch). When starting a business in the Netherlands, one of the first steps you should take is to enlist your business officially in this register. This database can help you to search business names, activities, registration numbers, […]

Immigration Netherlands

Citizens of member states of the EU and other countries planning to immigrate to the Netherlands have to become familiar with the regulations and rules regarding immigration and visa issue. There are certain conditions you need to consider if you are intending to immigrate to the country. Our local experts in immigration can provide you […]

Dutch Skilled Migrant Program

The Netherlands attracts migrants from worldwide with its democratic traditions and high living standards. Many Dutch Skilled Migrant program participants migrate through the program to the Netherlands. Our consultants and immigration lawyers in the Netherlands can provide you with important details on the Authority for Dutch Immigration (IND) and the requirements for residence permit issue. […]
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