Dividend Tax in the Netherlands
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Extended Exemption from Dutch Withholding Tax on Dividends

On September 19, 2017 (Budget Day in the Netherlands) an official legislative proposal for amendment of the Dutch withholding tax on dividends was published in connection to the Tax Plan for 2018. In summary, the proposal referred to a broadened…
The Dutch Tax System
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Taxation in Holland

The Dutch government obtains its revenue mostly by taxation. The Financial Ministry implements the national legislation on taxes and the Belastingdienst deals with its actual execution. You must pay taxes if you generate income while staying…
Everything You Need To Know About The 30% Ruling
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30% Reimbursement Ruling in the Netherlands: FAQ

Below are the answers to the most common questions regarding the 30% reimbursement ruling in the Netherlands: When should I apply for the 30% reimbursement ruling? Expats may apply for this tax advantage within 4 months after the conclusion…
The Dutch Tax Office
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The Dutch Tax Office (Belastingdienst)

All international citizens living and working in the Netherlands need to contact the local tax authorities (Belastingdienst) at some point. Functions of the Dutch tax office The local tax office Belastingdienst is the Dutch governmental structure…
Private or Public Liability Company (BV vs. NV)
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Mandatory VAT Registration in the Netherlands

Every Dutch company is required to subscribe at the Trade Registry of the Chamber of Commerce. This is a necessary prerequisite for VAT registration and fulfilment of other financial duties. The procedure is mandatory for all types of legal…
Holland VAT Rate
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Holland VAT Rate

The Netherlands uses a value-added tax system (short: VAT). This system is very similar to the system that is used in other states of the European Union. Not all transactions are subject to VAT, but in Holland, it is very common to charge this…
The Dutch Tax System
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…
Netherlands Tax Haven of Europe
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Netherlands Tax Haven of Europe

Tax haven Netherlands 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…
Dividend Tax in the Netherlands
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Dividend Tax in the Netherlands

The dividend tax Netherlands is a kind of income tax on payments of dividends to the shareholders of companies. The Netherlands tax law has provisions for a fixed rate on dividends. In case the business meets particular criteria, tax exemptions…