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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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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.

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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

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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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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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Timely finalisation of tax assessment

Written by: Herman Ruijter | 1 November 2019

The Arnhem-Leeuwarden Court of Appeal contended that it was the respective dates of the assessments which dictated their chronology …

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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.

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Privacy-proof value-added tax number for sole traders

Written by: Andrija Božović | 14 October 2019

With effect from the first of January 2020 sole traders in the Netherlands are to be given a new value-added tax number.

30 percent ruling

No 30 percent tax ruling for Dutch-resident foreigner

Written by: Marcel Frazer | 11 October 2019

When someone is temporarily resident in the Netherlands rather than in his or her own country of origin, he or she may qualify for tax exemption for up to 30 percent his or her wage and allowances in compensation of his or her extraterritorial costs.

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Draft legislation regarding implementation of E-commerce Directive put out for public consultation

Written by: Nico Koppel | 10 October 2019

The Ministry of Finance has put out for public consultation its draft legislation concerning the levying and collection of turnover tax.

Belgrade team is firing on all cylinders

Written by: Bas Hollenberg | 1 October 2019

Last year witnessed the addition to “Team Koppel” of three more expert go-getters, none of whom you’re likely to bump into at the Amsterdam office any time soon as all three of them are stationed in … Belgrade!

Small Business Scheme

Small Businesses Scheme prompts Parliamentary questions

Written by: Marcel Frazer | 26 September 2019

A change effective the first of January 2020 is in the offing for KOR, the Small Businesses Scheme.

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Turnover tax measures effective 2020

Written by: Vincent Heemskerk | 20 September 2019

We would like to tell you more about the turnover tax measures of 2020 in this article!

Tax Plan

2020 Tax Plan

Written by: Herman Ruijter | 19 September 2019

Read more about the Dutch Cabinet’s “2020 Tax Plan” and the six Bills!

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