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 legal entities, including private limited companies, companies with limited liability, foundations and associations. Registration at the Chamber of Commerce is also mandatory for partnerships (e.g. general partnerships) and sole proprietors. The procedure for subscription at the Trade Registry involves the payment of a registration … Read more


Netherlands Tax Haven Multinationals

In a recent report from Oxfam International 5 European states were rated among the 15 most popular tax havens worldwide. They were ranked as follows: Cyprus (10th position), Luxembourg (7th position) Ireland (6th position), Switzerland (5th position), and the Netherlands (3rd position). The same publication puts the Cayman Islands and Bermuda at the top of the countdown as long-standing tax paradises.

Oxfam’s report was prepared using information on different factors for each country, including corporate … Read more


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 value-added tax. The regular tax rate is 21%, and this rate is charged on (almost) all goods and services by businesses within Holland.

If products are imported from outside of the EU, this VAT rate may … Read more

Dutch Corporate Income Tax

Dutch corporate income tax deals with the tax that should be paid in the Netherlands, on the profits that are earned by companies. A number of rules apply to this, but in general, a Dutch company has to pay 25% corporate tax. This is also called ‘vennootschapsbelasting’ in Dutch. This tax applies to the worldwide profits of a company.

There are many Dutch tax rules that have to be taken into account if you are setting up a business in … Read more

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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 that the tax base of your gross salary as an expat in the Netherlands may be reduced by 30%.

How does the 30% rule work 

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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, it is. For companies, the Netherlands can be regarded as a textbook example of a tax haven. In fact, some would even argue that it is one of the largest tax havens in Europe or even in the world.

The taxation system in the Netherlands focuses on attracting foreign capital, and a … Read more


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 may apply. Our local agents can give you comprehensive information on tax compliance with respect to any Dutch entity.

The maximum rate for a dividend tax Netherlands is 25%. However, companies do not owe dividend taxes if they fulfil certain … Read more


Corporate Tax in the Netherlands

The Netherlands and its taxation system offer many special benefits to international investors. Corporate taxation in the country varies depending on the taxable profit of businesses: there are two rates determined by the amount of income. Our local lawyers are available to assist you in opening a company and fulfiling the requirements for your full corporate tax compliance in the Netherlands.


Corporate taxation in the Netherlands

Any business incorporated in the Netherlands is regarded as a resident company liable … Read more


The Dutch Tax System

Physical and corporate persons who are employed or perform business activities in the Netherlands need to follow the local requirements for taxation. Paying taxes in the Netherlands is obligatory both for companies established in the country and branches of international entities. Substance has a role in the tax status, our business addresses in Netherlands are compliant to the substance requirements by the tax authorities.

If you own a business, our representatives can provide you with details on the Dutch Tax … Read more