Setting up a business means you will have to make a staggering amount of choices. This is not unusual of course, since there’s simply many options to choose from. Like the specific services you will be offering, the languages you will be working in, your business address and possible office space and the company that will make your website and PR materials. But did you also consider the country?

In what country do you want to start a business? Almost … Read more

Is a local Dutch director required to incorporate a Dutch BV?

No, it is not a requirement to have a local Dutch director to set up a Dutch BV. In fact, most of our clients are non-Dutch residents.

If you are a small or medium company, or you have a clear goal for your Netherlands business activities. It is likely not relevant to consider the substance requirements for corporate income tax.

Your VAT situation is determined upon application for … Read more

It has become pretty clear that Brexit has had various effects on businesses currently situated in the UK. A lot of major companies and organizations are already moving their headquarters elsewhere, in order to stay involved with the EU and all its associated benefits. This also means that many start-ups and investors are looking for alternatives to their original plans of starting a UK business. Are you on the lookout for a suitable new location? Then the Netherlands might just Read more

It has almost been two years since the infamous Brexit referendum. A small minority of Brits then made it clear, that they no longer wish to be part of the European Union. And so Brexit was born. After many negotiations and struggles there is still no clear view about the road ahead, meaning that the UK may or may not become independent on March 29, 2019.


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The income included in Box 2 for foreign taxpayers includes the eligible Dutch income (calculated in the same way as for residents) from local companies, except in cases where the shareholding belongs to an enterprise’s equity.

Fiscal partners are subject to special requirements.

The income that must be declared in Box 2 includes the capital gains and/or dividends (main income items) obtained by a foreign taxpayer with substantial interests (>5 percent shareholding) in a resident company minus any losses related … Read more

In Holland a professional investor may use various vehicles on the funds market. UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities) and AIF (Alternative Investment Fund) are the most common vehicles that can be marketed in the European Union.

Taxation is among the main considerations in investment fund set-up. In this respect Holland is a very attractive jurisdiction.

If you need further information on the taxation of investment funds in Holland, please, contact our advisors in company formation.

Tax treatment

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Have you been thinking about starting a company? But has the whole Brexit situation left you confused and a bit unmotivated? Don’t worry; you are not the only one. Many start-ups as well as already existing business owners in the UK are contemplating their next move, figuratively as well as literally speaking.

Most business owners want to avoid becoming detached from the EU, since this would entail a significant loss in various benefits. Just think about factors such as the … Read more

Tax on income generated by substantial shareholding (Income tax box 2)

If a resident of the Netherlands has a “substantial shareholding” (“aanmerkelijk belang”) with respect to an eligible foreign or Dutch corporation, then the income generated by this shareholding needs to be declared in Box No. 2 of the tax return form for personal income.

In case a taxpayer holds directly or indirectly a substantial share of a corporation, then any income obtained from loans or asset provisions to the … Read more

The ruling practice

A characteristic feature of the tax system in the Netherlands is the option to consider the treatment of particular transactions or operations with the tax authorities in advance. The Tax Administration may give you advanced clearance. The National Tax Authorities can conclude two types of agreements with the taxpayers: an Advance Pricing Agreement (APA) or an Advance Tax Ruling (ATR).

APAs are agreements where the Tax Authorities specify the method of pricing that will be applied by … Read more

In Holland, a joint venture is an agreement between at least two companies to unite resources in order to pursue a common commercial goal. Each company keeps its identity and carries liability for the losses and profits of the venture.

The investors involved in the creation of a Dutch joint venture first have to establish two companies in the Netherlands. Joint ventures are not specifically regulated for business arrangements of this type. Still, the companies forming the venture must comply … Read more