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The number of foreign businesses in the Netherlands keeps growing steadily

Setting up a business means you will have to make a staggering amount of choices. This is not unusual of course, since there’s simply many options to choose from. Like the specific services you will be offering, the languages you will be working…

How the Dutch design & tech industry go hand in hand

The way we do business has changed significantly during the past few decades. Where there were once only physical stores, you can now shop for almost every imaginable trinket online. Artists have also started to offer their skills on the web,…

How to start a company in the Netherlands as a freelancer

If you are thinking about starting a freelance business, you might want to reconsider establishing a company in your own country. Especially if you already happen to reside here, for example when your spouse is an expat stationed in the Netherlands.…
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Is a local Dutch director required?

Is a local Dutch director required to incorporate a Dutch BV? No, it is not a requirement to have a local Dutch director to set up a Dutch BV. In fact, most of our clients are non-Dutch residents. If you are a small or medium company, or…
The Brexit date is almost here and people need solutions

How the Netherlands can aid UK start-ups and investors

It has become pretty clear that Brexit has had various effects on businesses currently situated in the UK. A lot of major companies and organizations are already moving their headquarters elsewhere, in order to stay involved with the EU and…
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The Netherlands: an alternative for UK companies to avoid the consequences of Brexit?

It has almost been two years since the infamous Brexit referendum. A small minority of Brits then made it clear, that they no longer wish to be part of the European Union. And so Brexit was born. After many negotiations and struggles there is…
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Income Box 2: Shareholders as Foreign Taxpayers

Shareholders as Foreign Taxpayers The income included in Box 2 for foreign taxpayers includes the eligible Dutch income (calculated in the same way as for residents) from local companies, except in cases where the shareholding belongs to an…

Fund taxation in Holland

In Holland a professional investor may use various vehicles on the funds market. UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities) and AIF (Alternative Investment Fund) are the most common vehicles that can be marketed…
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Move your business idea to the Netherlands to avoid Brexit drawbacks

Have you been thinking about starting a company? But has the whole Brexit situation left you confused and a bit unmotivated? Don’t worry; you are not the only one. Many start-ups as well as already existing business owners in the UK are contemplating…

Income tax Box 2: Substantial Shareholdings

Tax on income generated by substantial shareholding (Income tax box 2) If a resident of the Netherlands has a “substantial shareholding” (“aanmerkelijk belang”) with respect to an eligible foreign or Dutch corporation, then the income…