The Dutch credit system can be broadly defined as the relationships between persons (legal or natural) who provide loans and persons who take them. Therefore the system operates with credits provided by both non-banking and banking institutions for use by legal or natural persons.

Parties involved in credit transactions

Credit transactions take place between a lender (the person providing the credit) and a debtor (the person benefitting from the credit). Usually, the credit is a monetary amount that needs to … Read more

Holland has strict rules that regulate the liability of public and private limited company (NV and BV) directors, both prior to and after a declaration of bankruptcy. The liability of director(s) in BV and NV companies is limited if the company capital is paid up by the shareholders. The public notary will then legalize the statutory capital as ‘paid in full’. The company will be liable for all actions, with a few exceptions which we will explore in this article. … Read more

When asked to name a Dutch city, people tend to come up with Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, famous for its historic landmarks and open-minded citizens. They also think of Rotterdam – proud with the smartest port in the world, or the inventive city of Eindhoven situated in the Brainport region of Europe. But how about Den Haag?

The Hague is home to the Dutch government and has close to 500 000 residents. It is full of legislators, diplomats … Read more

The increasing popularity and global growth of cryptocurrencies have resulted in questions regarding the regulatory status of this novel financial phenomenon. Cryptocurrencies are entirely virtual and organized via a network called a blockchain. This is a register keeping secure records of all completed transactions. The blockchain is practically controlled by no one, as it is distributed across all computers with Bitcoin wallets. Therefore there isn’t a single institution that manages the network. Logically this implies the presence of various legal … Read more

The Netherlands provides a lucrative climate for foreign entrepreneurs with excellent infrastructure and a constructive strategy for international business. The corporative business environment is among the political priorities. According to Forbes, the Netherlands ranks 3rd among the world’s top business destinations for 2017.

Many foreign companies benefit from the convenient business climate in the Netherlands. Foreign companies creating jobs and contributing to the country’s economy are highly valued.

The present guide to business culture is intended to help international … Read more

The media report daily on the mind-blowing achievements of the global leader in high technology – the Silicon Valley in San Francisco. Still, they are missing something. A country that appears quite small on the map is slowly emerging as a new leader in technological innovations. Thanks to its first-class technological and scientific advancements and workforce with excellent qualifications, the Netherlands will soon rival the Silicon Valley.

The home of Philips has the best business climate for start-ups in the … Read more

The service sector is the most advanced in Holland’s economy and accounts for over two-thirds of the Gross Domestic Product. The sector includes transport, insurance and banking. Four banks established in the country are ranked in the global top 60: Fortis, Rabobank, ING and ABN AMRO. They have a network comprising roughly 6500 branches in Holland and 500 more in 50 other countries. Meanwhile, more than sixty branches and subsidiaries of European, Asian and American banks operate in the country.… Read more

If you plan to open a cafe, a restaurant or a hotel in Holland, there are numerous regulations and rules you have to comply with. This guide will help you to determine quickly the scope of your obligations.

The present plan is only a guideline. There might be other relevant obligations not mentioned here. Please, contact us, if you need further information.

Check if you meet the requirements for a long-term stay in Holland

Entrepreneurs planning to stay for long … Read more

The Netherlands has a large network of agreements for avoidance of double taxation providing tax advantages to international investors establishing companies there. Among these agreements is the treaty with the USA. The first convention for the avoidance of double taxation between Holland and the USA was signed in 1992. Its first amendment dates from 1993.

Our local consultants specializing in company establishment can provide you with additional information about the Dutch tax system.

Scope of the double tax treaty

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Holding companies are among the most advantageous business entities in the Netherlands due to the beneficial tax regime they are under. Furthermore, Dutch holdings are globally recognized for the conveniences they offer to both foreign and local shareholders.

Investors should keep in mind that holdings are established in order to gather diverse assets of separate companies under a common umbrella. Our Dutch specialists in company formation are ready to assist international entrepreneurs planning to incorporate local holding companies.

Corporate tax

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