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COVID-19 outbreak and various measures – Update March 17,2020

Written by: Stan Evers | 20 March 2020

Hardly a day goes by at present without new COVID‑19 related measures of an economic and fiscal nature being publicised.

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COVID-19 outbreak triggers short-time working

Written by: Marcel Frazer | 16 March 2020

Businesses whose workload the COVID‑19 outbreak has reduced to the point where there is no longer enough work to keep the workforce occupied have the option of applying for short-time working

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COVID-19 outbreak and various measures

Written by: Nico Koppel | 16 March 2020

Reduction of provisional income and/or corporation tax assessments for 2019 and 2020 and other emergency measures in connection with the COVID -19 outbreak.


Effective date of compulsory use of eRecognition is pushed back

Written by: Bas Hollenberg | 7 February 2020

eRecognition is being rendered compulsory for entrepreneurs who file their own payroll tax returns.


Brexit: fiscal corollary

Written by: Nico Koppel | 31 January 2020

The Dutch Junior Finance Minister published decree has gone into detail on the fiscal corollary of the Brexit.

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Dutch bank account

Written by: Willemijn Houter | 24 January 2020

When starting a business in the Netherlands you probably want to open a Dutch bank account. We tell you more about a quick way to do so!

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Deductible expenditure for entrepreneurs in 2020

Written by: Vincent Heemskerk | 6 January 2020

Find out more avout the deductible expenditure for entrepreneurs in 2020!

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Upper House passes 2020 Tax Plan

Written by: Herman Ruijter | 19 December 2019

The Upper House of the Dutch Parliament has passed the legislative proposals of the Tax Plan.

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Lower House passes 2020 Tax Plan

Written by: Nico Koppel | 21 November 2019

The Lower House of the Dutch Parliament has passed the bills that together make up the Tax Plan for 2020.


Use of eRecognition

Written by: Bas Hollenberg | 16 November 2019

eRecognition essentially represents a digital key. The minimum requisite level for logging on to the Tax and Customs Administration’s web site is level 3.

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Proposed legislation providing for introduction of sole tradership minimum fee

Written by: Nico Koppel | 7 November 2019

The idea of introducing a minimum fee system has been coined with a view to improving the position of sole traders who operate at the bottom end of the labour market.

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No dunning notice? No interest on overdue tax!

Written by: Nico Koppel | 17 October 2019

Tardy payment of tax assessments will prompt the Collector of Taxes to charge interest on overdue tax.


Decline in car sales, BPM revenue shows slight increase

Written by: Nico Koppel | 5 September 2019

Notwithstanding the 10 percent or so decline in passenger vehicle sales for the first half of 2019 compared with one year earlier, the BPM revenue has shown a slight increase …

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Adjustment of private motor vehicle cum motorcycle tax as at first of July

Written by: Nico Koppel | 8 August 2019

The private motor vehicle cum motorcycle tax is levied on the basis of the carbon dioxide emission levels of the vehicle in question.


Ban on sole-trader cartels

Written by: Sean-Paul Smit | 25 July 2019

The Dutch Cabinet with effect from 2021 is to introduce a statutory sole-trader minimum rate of 16 euros per hour.

Draft legislation

Draft legislation in implementation of ATAD2

Written by: Nico Koppel | 18 July 2019

The Junior Finance Minister has submitted the Bill in implementation of ATAD2, the European Council’s second Anti Tax Avoidance Directive, to the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament.


Deployment of fixed-rate allowances in taxation

Written by: Nico Koppel | 13 July 2019

Fixed-rate allowances are used with the aim of approaching reality in a straightforward and effective manner.

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Foreign licence plates “earn” owner of vehicle additional tax assessment

Written by: Nico Koppel | 11 April 2019

Anyone who owns a motor vehicle is required to pay motor vehicle tax.

The tax-exempt remuneration

Tax-exempt remuneration for volunteers

Written by: Sean-Paul Smit | 19 March 2019

The tax-exempt remuneration for volunteers has increased by 200 euros annually.

Cross-border tax schemes

Cross-border tax schemes

Written by: Nico Koppel | 17 March 2019

It will be compulsory from the first of July 2020 onwards not only for tax consultants and accountants to report potentially aggressive cross-border tax schemes.

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No plans to introduce progressive stamp duty land tax rates

Written by: Nico Koppel | 15 March 2019

Under the current Dutch system a two percent stamp duty land tax charge is levied in connection with the transfer of title to existing residential properties ..


Subdivision of purchase price paid for business

Written by: Stan Evers | 20 February 2019

The divestment of a business or of operating assets customarily involves the subdivision of the overall purchase price for the various components of the transaction …

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Be alert for post from EBN European Business Number

Written by: Nico Koppel | 6 February 2019

As a business owner you may be about to receive (or perhaps have already received) an urgent letter from an outfit by the name of EBN European Business Number.


No repeat amortisation of goodwill

Written by: Nico Koppel | 25 January 2019

Goodwill acquired in a business transaction is capitalised in the business’ balance sheet, then amortised against business earnings.

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Missing the voluntary disclosure boat

Written by: Stan Evers | 12 January 2019

Voluntary disclosure by a tax payer occurs when the latter (belatedly) furnishes the correct information before he or she knows or reasonably presumes that the Tax and Customs Administration is, or is about to become, aware of the inaccuracy or incompleteness of his or her tax return.

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