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Owner-occupied home abroad

Written by: Herman Ruijter | 22 April 2021

The option used to be available until year-end 2014 for foreign tax payers to adopt domestic tax liability in the Netherlands.

work experience

Scope for retroactive application for 2019-2020 work experience grant scheme

Written by: Nico Koppel | 16 April 2021

The Education, Culture and Science Minister is making it possible for employers belatedly to apply under the work experience grant scheme for a grant for the academic year 2019-2020.

NOW

NOW dilemmas

Written by: Nico Koppel | 9 April 2021

The Social Affairs and Employment Minister in a letter to the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament has reported on experiences of the NOW.

payment term

Reduced payment term to be complied with by large companies

Written by: Willemijn Houter | 1 April 2021

There has recently submitted a proposed legislation which is intended to offer SMEs some much-needed relief by reducing the statutorily defined maximum payment term.

withholding tax

Proposed dividend withholding tax legislation

Written by: Herman Ruijter | 1 April 2021

There has been submitted the proposed legislation for a supplementary withholding tax on dividend flows to tax haven countries for the scrutiny.

tvl

European Commission ratifies expansion of scope of COVID-related measures under TVL scheme

Written by: Nico Koppel | 18 March 2021

TVL offers a helping hand to entrepreneurs the COVID pandemic has caused to drop off by 30 percent or more by compensating them at a sector-specific flat-rate percentage of fixed costs.

tax payment deferment

Extension of tax payment deferment

Written by: Nico Koppel | 18 March 2021

The temporarily mitigated tax payment deferment policy has made it possible for entrepreneurs upon request to qualify for a three-month automatic payment deferment where their delinquent taxes are concerned.

tax returns

Defective tax returns: does it matter who intentionally files them?

Written by: Nico Koppel | 18 March 2021

The State Taxes Act of the Netherlands features a number of penal provisions, one of which deals with the intentional filing of defective tax returns.

tax charge

District Court overturns interest on tax charge

Written by: Herman Ruijter | 11 March 2021

The Supreme Court of the Netherlands on application of the proportionality principle having previously established that particular circumstances warrant the charging of interest on (unpaid) tax being moderated or left out altogether..

TVL

Increase in TVL maximums

Written by: Nico Koppel | 4 March 2021

The Dutch Cabinet has decided to increase the TVL maximum per business, per quarter.

wage now

UWV denies granting of NOW allowance

Written by: Marcel Frazer | 4 March 2021

The calculation of the NOW allowance under the first stage of the NOW scheme had to be based on the wage for the month of January 2020..

loan fee

Extension of temporarily reduced maximum loan fee

Written by: Nico Koppel | 25 February 2021

The tenth of August 2020 saw the implementation in the Netherlands of the Temporary Loan Fee Reduction Decree, in reduction of the maximum loan fee for consumer credit.

NOW allowance

Revised opening dates for (digital) application for NOW allowance finalisation

Written by: Marcel Frazer | 25 February 2021

The Social Affairs and Employment Minister has changed the opening dates for application for NOW allowance finalisation.

pop events

No reduced value-added tax rate for digital pop events

Written by: Willemijn Houter | 25 February 2021

The Junior Finance Minister has answered questions concerning the levying of value-added tax on digital pop events.

employment relationship qualification

Reaction to Supreme Court ruling on employment relationship qualification

Written by: Nico Koppel | 18 February 2021

The Social Affairs and Employment Minister in a letter has reacted to the “employment relationship qualification”.

tozo

Parliamentary questions concerning TOZO loans for frontier entrepreneurs

Written by: Nico Koppel | 2 February 2021

Non-Dutch resident frontier entrepreneurs whose business is based in the Netherlands are ineligible for Dutch cost-of-living support.

value-added tax

Introduction of directive dealing with value-added tax in an e-commerce context

Written by: Vincent Heemskerk | 28 January 2021

The proposed legislation involves the levying and collection of value-added tax on cross-border Internet sales to consumers of products and services being brought up to date as well as undergoing rationalisation.

taxation

Dutch-Chilean double taxation convention

Written by: Nico Koppel | 28 January 2021

Recently the double taxation convention was concluded between the Netherlands and Chile.

TVL

Expansion of scope of COVID-related measures under TVL scheme

Written by: Nico Koppel | 25 January 2021

TVL offers a helping hand to entrepreneurs whose sales the COVID pandemic has caused to drop off by 30 percent or more.

NOW

Adjustment of NOW scheme

Written by: Nico Koppel | 25 January 2021

The NOW scheme is aimed at helping COVID-affected employers reduce their wage bill.

tozo

New COVID-related measures: adjustments to TOZO regime

Written by: Nico Koppel | 25 January 2021

The bridging measure for the self-employed which is operated under the TOZO banner provides for income support being granted and business capital boosting loans being made available.

payroll tax

COVID-related payroll tax measures

Written by: Marcel Frazer | 25 January 2021

Read more about the payroll tax measures like the customary salary for director-cum-controlling shareholder.

tax forbearance

Prolongation of tax forbearance regime

Written by: Willemijn Houter | 25 January 2021

A temporary tax forbearance regime has been in operation for a while under which business owners upon request are automatically granted a three-month payment extension for their delinquent taxes

transfer tax

Appurtenances to residential property

Written by: Herman Ruijter | 21 January 2021

Transactions involving Dutch-based immovable property are liable for stamp duty land tax (= property transfer tax),

frontier workers

Extension of frontier workers regimen

Written by: Nico Koppel | 16 January 2021

It has recently been confirmed that the German authorities have agreed with their Dutch counterparts to extend the frontier workers regimen in view of the ongoing Corona Crisis.

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