The flourishing city of Utrecht is famous for being creative, healthy, talented and smart. Its residents, knowledge institutes, local authorities and companies work in collaboration to achieve social sustainability. This is the ideal location for establishing a business, thanks to its central position on the map, accessibility, favourable business atmosphere and highly qualified workforce. Furthermore, Utrecht offers various office and business locations in its historic inner part and its innovative Science Park.

One of the most competitive regions in Europe

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The Netherlands has a rare combination of characteristics that encourage international investments and form the country as a competitive and highly popular business centre.

Holland is strategically located in Western Europe, allowing investors to establish suitable bases for their shipping and trade operations. Furthermore, the outstanding infrastructure and accessibility make the country an extremely popular destination for European, American and Asian investors who have opted for setting up an office in the Netherlands.

Advantageous taxation principles

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Last year the Dutch electronic commerce was worth €22.5 billion and can grow to approximately €25 billion before the start of 2019, showing an 11% increase. This rate of expansion is a bit slower compared to the 13% increase in the Dutch electronic commerce turnover reported for 2017.

These conclusions are based on the report of the E-commerce Foundation on the Netherlands for 2018. Wijnand Jongen, chief executive officer of Thuiswinkel.org – a Dutch electronic commerce association, stated that online … Read more

A Netherlands-based company may decide to sell shares due to the expansion of the business or as a plan to accumulate larger income. The acquired capital may be directed towards debt repayment or reinvestment in the business.

A Dutch company can sell or transfer shares only in accordance with the provisions of the Association Articles. Share transfers also require the preparation of notarial deeds. Companies can become public by entering the stock market and offering shares publicly. Only certain company … Read more

Holland has signed numerous treaties for the avoidance of double taxation. These bilateral pacts ensure tax relief by avoiding double taxation with respect to income of individuals derived from both a source in Holland and another country.

The Netherlands has signed close to 100 double tax avoidance treaties. Investors planning to establish local businesses should obtain information regarding the advantages offered by these treaties, in case they are applicable to their home countries. For example, Holland has signed such treaties Read more

In the Netherlands, local companies and branches are subject to the same general taxation regime in accordance to the national law. Still, there are particular differences as branches are not obliged to cover certain taxes required for other business entities. In case you own a Dutch branch our local accountants can check which tax liabilities are applicable in your situation.

Dutch tax regime for branches

The tax regulations in Holland provide for equal taxation of branches and companies with respect … Read more

Investors who have decided to buy shares of Dutch companies are able to purchase them either directly or via a plan for dividend reinvestment. They can acquire the ownership shares of a particular company or implement a larger plan for stock investment in multiple companies.

Holland welcomes international investments and foreign companies are free to open headquarters in the country. The business climate is equally appropriate for making large investments and opening Dutch companies with the perspective to sell shares … Read more

The labour force in Holland is an essential factor for the country’s progress. The strong Dutch economy is growing rapidly, relying on well-developed infrastructure and skilled, productive employees. Undoubtedly the superior training and adaptability of the Dutch employees contribute significantly to the welfare of the Netherlands in the long run.

Our local consultants in company registration can give you details on the legal procedures for hiring employees in the Netherlands.

Highly qualified professionals

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Thanks to its history of innovations and exceptional digital infrastructure Holland hosts the largest ecosystem for start-ups in Europe. In fact, as reported in the 2016 Start-up Scoreboard of the EDF, the country has the most beneficial business climate for start-ups in the European Union. With 10+ start-up and technology centres in a ninety-minute radius, the Netherlands provides many options for the establishment of innovative companies operating in any sector. The Netherlands is also referred to as ”The European Silicon Read more

Import of products to the Netherlands

The import of products originating in non-EU countries to Holland is generally taxable for VAT purposes, regardless of whether the import is performed by a private, taxable, non-taxable or exempt entity. Therefore VAT is usually due at import and is normally transferred to the Dutch Customs. In case you are interested in starting an import/export business in the Netherlands contact our local incorporation agents, who will guide you in the process.

License for VAT

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