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Prolongation of COVID 19 support and recovery package to include Q1 2022

Written by: Nico Koppel | 23 December 2021

A recent announcement by the Dutch Cabinet, it has been decided to prolong the various elements of the national support and recovery package until the end of Q1 2022.

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Questions on Dutch-German double taxation convention

Written by: Nico Koppel | 29 October 2021

The old double taxation convention had awarded the right to levy the relevant taxes to Germany.

Commercial Register

Non-disclosure of home addresses in Commercial Register from the New Year onwards

Written by: Willemijn Houter | 14 October 2021

The Dutch Council of Ministers has endorsed a proposal aimed at amending the Commercial Registers Decree 2008 in such a manner as to provide for the non-disclosure.

Digital NOW applications counter for Q2 2021 opens

Written by: Marcel Frazer | 12 May 2021

The NOW‑3 scheme, comes subdivided into three consecutive allowance periods of three months each.


Non-arm’s length suretyship

Written by: Nico Koppel | 8 May 2021

It is as important for shareholders to observe arm’s length terms and conditions when standing surety for their company as it is when lending their company money.


“Taxed elsewhere” relief for second home abroad

Written by: Herman Ruijter | 6 May 2021

The Netherlands Income Tax Act 2001 leaves couples who entertain a tax partnership entirely free to “divvy up” between them their combined savings and investment basis.

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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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..


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.

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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..

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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.

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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.

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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”.


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.

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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.


Dutch-Chilean double taxation convention

Written by: Nico Koppel | 28 January 2021

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


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.

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