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As part of our professional philosophy, we keep track of important developments across a wide range of industries. This not only gives us a uniquely comprehensive perspective on international tax laws and regulations, but also allows us to delve deeper into subjects that are relevant to your business. If you’re looking for a specific story or insight, please select a category to the right. Our news selection will update automatically to reflect your choice.

Stamp duty land tax

Stamp duty land tax refund

Written by: Nico Koppel | 15 September 2017

Are you entitled to a refund of stamp duty land tax? Read our article to know more about this!

Message Box

General consultation on Tax and Customs Administration versus Message Box

Written by: Stef-Jaap Willard | 14 September 2017

The Dutch State Secretary for Finance has gone into detail on a number of topics, also about the Message Box.

Turnover tax

Turnover tax rebate

Written by: Boyke-Marc Nankoe | 3 September 2017

A business owner is entitled to being refunded for turnover tax on supplies and services the remuneration for which he has not, and will never, collect.

small business scheme

The non-domestic business owner and the small business scheme

Written by: Jennifer Goedhart | 2 September 2017

The small business scheme forms part of the turnover tax regime in the Netherlands and mitigates the turnover tax to be remitted by natural persons

sole tradership

Retroactive contribution to private limited-liability company of sole tradership operations

Written by: Stan Evers | 1 September 2017

September is the right time for business owners to weigh up whether they should for the time being continue operating as a sole tradership or adopt private limited-liability company status.

tax returns

Why it makes sense to file monthly rather than quarterly tax returns

Written by: Stef-Jaap Willard | 21 August 2017

The majority of business owners in the Netherlands “ go with the quarterly flow” where it concerns the filing of their turnover tax returns. Have you ever considered switching to monthly filing? You may find it surprisingly helpful!

cream-off module

Sales and profit adjustments featuring cream-off module

Written by: Nico Koppel | 18 August 2017

A few years ago the “cream-off module” forming part of certain point-of-sale (POS) or cash register systems caused quite a stir.


Change in addition regime for private use of company car?

Written by: Casper Gorgels | 17 August 2017

Do you use a company car in the reduced taxable value bracket? You may want to check the taxable income addition for the private use of the car.

Reinvestment reserve

Depreciation term dictates reinvestment reserve write-off

Written by: Nico Koppel | 11 August 2017

A reinvestment reserve? The business owner should actually have the intention of proceeding with reinvestment! Read more in our article!

Reverse-charge mechanism

Reverse-charge mechanism

Written by: Boyke-Marc Nankoe | 8 August 2017

The director shareholders familiarity with the cleaning industry should have ensured his being au fait with the prevailing reverse-charge mechanism.

dissolution petition

Optional withdrawal of dissolution petition

Written by: Casper Gorgels | 3 August 2017

Should the Sub District Court have the authority to enable the withdrawal of a dissolution petition for reasons of the intended awarding of a transition allowance?

child benefit

Child’s side job may cause parent to forfeit child benefit

Written by: Stan Evers | 1 August 2017

Your child is likely to take on, or start looking for, a side job as soon as he or she has turned 16. What does that mean for the child benefit?

Anti-tax evasion

Anti-tax evasion measures offered for Internet consultation

Written by: Nico Koppel | 31 July 2017

The Dutch Finance Ministry has just offered for Internet consultation a foursome of proposed measures aimed at working against anti-tax evasion.

voluntary disclosure scheme

Abolition of voluntary disclosure scheme on the horizon

Written by: Stef-Jaap Willard | 22 July 2017

The “voluntary disclosure scheme” was introduced with the aim of getting tax payers who had been guilty of filing incorrect or incomplete tax returns to right their wrongs.

Wage cost benefits

Wage cost benefits from the first of January 2018 onwards

Written by: Casper Gorgels | 21 July 2017

It is the Salary Costs (Incentive Allowances) Act of the Netherlands by means of which the current social insurance contribution discounts are converted to wage cost benefits for the occupationally disabled and for older recipients of social benefits.

Transfer tax

Transfer tax exemption for shares in property company

Written by: Casper Gorgels | 20 July 2017

Transactions involving immoveable property based in the Netherlands being purchased are liable for property transfer tax.

notification obligation

Notification obligation

Written by: Nico Koppel | 9 July 2017

The Sub District Court in response to a request from an employee ordained that the latter’s former employer had to pay out compensation for failure to abide by the notification obligation.


No scope for objection or appeal in compromise

Written by: Stef-Jaap Willard | 8 July 2017

A Dutch tax payer decided to “fess up” and file a voluntary disclosure petition to report on his Swiss-held assets but filled objection additional tax assessment.


Director-cum-controlling shareholder of Belgian private limited-liability company

Written by: Casper Gorgels | 6 July 2017

It was the BVBA’s director-cum-controlling shareholder by whom the duties in question had effectively been performed.

Re-employment clause

Re-employment clause

Written by: Casper Gorgels | 29 June 2017

When UWV upholds an employer’s request for permission to discontinue the employment contract with a particular employee for commercial reasons..

wage payment

Scope of continued wage payment

Written by: Casper Gorgels | 24 June 2017

Any employer who fails to live up to the obligation to help achieve the employee’s return to work without delay risks having the continued wage payment obligation extended.


Interest on tax: what are the rules?

Written by: Stan Evers | 23 June 2017

The Dutch State Secretary for Finance in response to parliamentary questions on the subject has recently explained why less interest is paid on tax refunds than is charged on outstanding taxes.

value-added tax registration number

Value-added tax registration number enables citizen service number to be traced

Written by: Jennifer Goedhart | 20 June 2017

Should sole traders be granted exemption from the obligation to post their value-added tax registration number on their web site?

income tax

How much income tax does a sole trader pay?

Written by: Stan Evers | 11 June 2017

Research shows that just under four in every ten sole traders end up not having to pay any income tax at all. Want to know why? Read the article now!

Foreign-based assets

Foreign-based assets

Written by: Stan Evers | 9 June 2017

The length of time its disposal for levying additional income tax assessments in connection with foreign-based assets stands at 12 years.

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