Starting a Dutch Business
It will take 3 days on average for starting a business in the Netherlands. The company formation Netherlands can even be performed remotely. An expedited procedure is possible in which we can incorporate a Dutch BV company within 1 day. There are several documents required to form the company, all documentation is handled in both Dutch and English. Read here for more information.
The Corporate tax in the Netherlands is 16.5% up to EUR 200.000 profit a year, the profit of EUR 200.000 is taxed at 25%.
The Netherlands has a 21% VAT rate on goods and services delivered in the Netherlands. Between European countries, goods and services may be performed at a 0% VAT rate. Corporations with a VAT number may claim back the VAT.
Many international companies have found the Netherlands to be an excellent country to optimize their global tax rates. This is primarily because of the interesting regulations and tax benefits for international companies.
For Non-EU investors, it is possible to start a business in Netherlands and obtain a residency visa through the Netherlands business immigration.
Why The Netherlands?
- 16.5% corporate tax, one of the lowest tax rates in Europe
- 0% VAT for business between EU member states
- Core member of the EU
- High-tech infrastructure
- Leading world banks (ING bank, ABN Amro, Rabobank)
- Excellent international business climate
- 93% English-speaking natives
- Netherlands is a logistical hub as a gateway to Europe
- Qualified personnel
- Possibility of business immigration
Company types in Netherlands – The Dutch BV
Dutch BV (limited company) is the most popular type of company in the Netherlands for foreign investors. The Dutch limited company can be registered with a minimum share capital of 1 EUR, according to the Corporate Law. The Netherlands BV company is deemed tax resident by law in the Netherlands.
Required documentation will consist of a legalized and apostilled copy of valid identification and proof of address. A power of attorney is required to be signed by a notary for remote incorporation. The shareholders can authorize us to take care of the necessary filings on their behalf.
A personal visit is not a requirement and the procedure can be completed abroad, this also includes the application for a company bank account. However, there are certain banks which require a director to be present.
A Netherlands BV may have corporate shareholders and directors. For the registration process, the corporate shareholders must be verified and have the authority to sign the deed of incorporation. Furthermore, an extract from the companies register of the corporate entity must be received from the entities which will act as shareholder or director. If registration is performed remotely, a power of attorney must be received to be signed on behalf of the shareholder or director.
In the case of corporate shareholders, the Dutch company will be a subsidiary. It is also possible to register a Dutch branch, a branch office has less substance than a subsidiary and may be treated differently by the Dutch tax authorities. Substance may come from appointing a resident director.
Netherlands Economic opportunities
The Netherlands benefits from its stable position as a core member of the European Union and ease of travel within the Schengen area. This provides for many opportunities as new trade routes and investments beyond the Netherlands borders can be established.
The Netherlands is known for its accessibility to large markets. The ports of Rotterdam and the Europoort port area are connecting international trade with the mainland of Europe, ‘’Europoort’’ is Dutch for: ‘’Gateway to Europe’’.
The country has maintained a 20th position as the largest economy in the world thanks to the Netherlandish trade mentality and strong transportation infrastructure. The Dutch workforce is stable, well-educated, and fully bilingual, making it easy for recruitment purposes and dealing with other cultures.
Our firm will process the incorporation and file the company in the Dutch company register. We can assist with the application for a company bank account, we have solutions for applying for Dutch bank accounts remotely.
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