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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.


Profit distribution owing to business owner’s growing indebtedness to company

Written by: Nico Koppel | 21 February 2020

A profit pay-out scenario moreover calls for the company either to have retained earnings or to have justified future profit expectations.

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Liability for company director

Written by: Marcel Frazer | 20 February 2020

A company director essentially has liability for the payroll taxes that are due and payable by his or her company.


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.

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Corporation tax exemption for associations

Written by: Nico Koppel | 6 February 2020

Associations or foundations that carry on business operations will be liable for corporation tax. They can qualify for exemption.


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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Inapplicability of “customary wage” scheme due to scope of duties

Written by: Nico Koppel | 24 January 2020

The “customary wage” scheme applies to any employee who is the holder of a substantial interest in the company that employs him or her involving a minimum applying to the wage level,

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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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Ongoing rotating use of company delivery van for private purposes

Written by: Marcel Frazer | 17 January 2020

The addition in the payroll tax sphere for the private use of an employer-provided motor vehicle applies to delivery vans as well as to passenger vehicles.

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The “customary wage” scheme in 2020

Written by: Nico Koppel | 8 January 2020

The “customary wage” scheme applies to any employee who is the holder of a substantial interest in the company that employs him or her.

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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.

Labour Market in Balance Act

Labour Market in Balance Act

Written by: Marcel Frazer | 12 December 2019

One of the Labour Market in Balance Act’s components concerns the differentiation depending on type of employment contract …

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The non-solicitation clause

Written by: Nico Koppel | 9 December 2019

More often than not an employee’s infringement of a non-compete or non-solicitation clause will expose him or her to a hefty penalty.

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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.

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Disbanding upon request of tax grouping

Written by: Nico Koppel | 16 November 2019

If you wish with effect of the first of January 2020 to eliminate one or more companies from an existing tax grouping, it is essential that you should submit your petition to the relevant request before the current year-end.


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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Value-added tax on amounts charged to bad debtors

Written by: Ferhat Ruzgar | 15 November 2019

Your application for a refund of the value-added tax component of an invoice you once raised with what has since emerged as a bad debtor can be made as part of your regular periodic value-added tax return.

dividend payments

Tax on dividend payments to go up in 2020

Written by: Herman Ruijter | 15 November 2019

The income tax rate for dividend payments made to directors-cum-controlling shareholders is set to increase to 26.25 percent in 2020

input tax

Reappraisal of input tax credit

Written by: Vincent Heemskerk | 15 November 2019

The value-added tax on operating assets qualifies for deduction to the extent that the assets in question are used in aid of performances that are liable for value-added tax.

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Payment of value-added tax on private use of company car during 2019

Written by: Vincent Heemskerk | 15 November 2019

You need to include the value-added tax on your private use of corporate assets as part of your value-added tax return for the final quarter of 2019.

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Don’t overlook the deadline for your supplementary tax return

Written by: Vincent Heemskerk | 14 November 2019

Business owners who need to file an adjustment to their value-added tax return for 2019 or a value-added tax balance sheet item should do so before the first of April 2020


Don’t miss out on the possibilities offered by the Work Related Expense Scheme

Written by: Marcel Frazer | 14 November 2019

The central plank of WKR is that it treats all allowances and disbursements made available to members of staff as wage components.

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