Everything You Need To Know About The 30% Ruling
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Everything You Need To Know About The 30% Ruling

As an expat, one incurs significant costs, especially upon relocation. Depending on the situation, an expat may have to pay for visa, residence permit application, driving licences, Dutch courses, housing and bills. The 30% ruling is created to mitigate the negative effects of these expenses on one’s income. Conditional on eligibility, the 30% rule means…

Amsterdam, a Top Location for Foreign Companies
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Amsterdam, a Top Location for Foreign Companies

For three years now an unprecedented number of firms have set up a new business in Amsterdam. Only in 2016, more than 150 multinational corporations have opened locations in the metropolitan area of the Dutch capital. This is a sign that Amsterdam is not only the prime business hub of the Netherlands but of the continent…

5 Best EU Countries for Corporate Tax

5 Best EU Countries for Corporate Tax

The Dutch newspaper “Het Financiële Dagblad” (The Financial Daily) has recently conducted research showing that the average amount large EU enterprises spend on corporate tax equals 23.3 percent of their profit. The authors analyzed the tax liabilities of 25 companies – the biggest on the Stock Exchange in Amsterdam – including Unilever, Heineken, ING Group…

How Developed Countries Collect Taxes on Bitcoin

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
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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?

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…

Amsterdam: A Dynamic European Capital
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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,…