When starting a business in the Netherlands one of the first steps is to enlist your business in the Dutch Company Register (Dutch: Kamer van Koophandel). This database can help you to search business names, activities, registration numbers, and accounting information. You can find out if a company you are engaging in business with is real and legally capable of conducting business. The Netherlands Company Register can also help you find out if someone is an authorized signatory … Read more
How to set up Dutch BV company
Foreign entrepreneurs and international companies starting new activities in the Netherlands, often set up a Dutch BV company. To incorporate limited liability companies (LLC), in Dutch ‘’Besloten Vennootschap’’ (B.V.)
The Netherlands BV company is similar to the English Ltd. or The German UG company. The Netherlands BV is also the most common type of company structure for establishing a holding company in the Netherlands.
Main traits of the Dutch BV:
A STAK structure (Stichting Administratiekantoor in Dutch) is a type of Dutch Foundation available in the Netherlands. It is a voting trust foundation, but there are no shareholders or share capital, which makes the entity slightly different from other corporate structures.
To create a Dutch STAK foundation you must acquire a notarized deed written in the Dutch language. This deed will state the name of the foundation, the primary activity of the foundation, and the names of the directors, among … Read more
Thanks to the Netherlands’ loose government regulations and minimal taxation burdens, as well as their fair international codes, the Netherlands, provides entrepreneurs with a unique location to build a prosperous enterprise. If, however, one is unaware of the appropriate steps needed to found a Dutch foundation, they may easily breach the country’s guidelines and procedures. In this article, we will detail all necessary topics to know prior starting a foundation in the Netherlands.
What is a foundation?
A foundation is … Read more
There are several types of legal entities (rechtsvormen) that entrepreneurs can establish in the Netherlands. They can be classified into two groups: Incorporated (compulsory legal form) and unincorporated (legal form is not mandatory).
Our Netherlands-based company formation agents can assist you in selecting the correct company type for your business.
Incorporated business structures (Rechtvorm met rechtspersoonlijkheid)
Incorporated businesses must have a legal form (i.e. a corporate personality or legal entity) represented by a deed prepared by a notary. This form … Read more
The value-added tax (VAT) is a broadly based consumption tax that all EU countries use, including the Netherlands. As a consumption tax, the burden of paying it is placed on the final consumer of the goods or services. While all EU countries apply a VAT tax, each member country can make decisions about what to tax and on what rate levels. VAT in the Netherlands is considered an indirect tax because it is first paid to the seller of the … Read more
The Netherlands is ranked as one of the most favourable locations for corporate ventures in all of Europe. That being said, while the Netherlands does provide unique advantages for a business to thrive, it is vital to find the right type of company to suit your needs. In this article, we will make a distinction between a private limited liability- and public liability company Netherlands, also known, in Dutch, as BV and NV. We will also discuss what is best … Read more
The Netherlands is a country that has always implemented eco-friendly laws and practices, largely due to the environmentally-conscious government. As an effect of the ‘green’ technologies that have been implemented in the country, statistics have shown that The Netherlands has experienced a great surge of financial success.
Our company formation specialists are able to give you more information on how to get your company to go green!
Green growth defined by OECD
The Organization for the Economic Co-operation and Development … Read more
In the recent Global Competitiveness Index, it was published that the Netherlands reached the fourth position on an international level. The index issued by the World Economic Forum showed that the country excelled in education, primary health, infrastructure and business etiquette.
The country has fared well in recent years and managed to retain the same position as last year. It continues to perform well in maintaining a stable profile for competitiveness as well as in other fields of business. Education … Read more
In the wake of the Brexit referendum, entrepreneurs are taking steps to safeguard their businesses.
Although Article 50 has not been invoked yet, many entrepreneurs are already planning how to secure the future of their business.
Many United Kingdom based businesses have to cope with the economic uncertainties after the outcome of the Brexit referendum; to separate from the European Union. There is no saying whether the Brexit will be beneficial or highly unfavourable for UK-based companies.
Entrepreneurs are now … Read more
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