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dividend tax

Backbench Bill aimed at enabling provisional final settlement in dividend tax sphere

Written by: Nico Koppel | 7 August 2020

A backbench Bill was recently tabled in the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament aimed at enabling provisional final settlement in a dividend tax sphere.


Set-off of interest receivable against current account debt

Written by: Herman Ruijter | 30 July 2020

The sequence of events prompted the question as to whether it had been permissible for the ‘dga’ to have taken the write-off of the receivable interest …


Finalise your NOW application

Written by: Nico Koppel | 16 July 2020

The NOW scheme has been launched as a (temporary) wage cost allowance scheme for use by COVID-affected businesses in the Netherlands.


Parliamentary green light for legislation in implementation of UBO registration

Written by: Nico Koppel | 9 July 2020

The Implementing Act on the Registration of Ultimate Beneficial Owners (UBO) has passed by the Upper House of the Dutch Parliament.

input tax

Input tax entitlement while property sits vacant

Written by: Vincent Heemskerk | 2 July 2020

The input tax set-off regime is aimed at neutralising in their entirety the (outstanding or paid) turnover tax charges associated with the entrepreneur’s economic activities.

supplementary tax measures

Parliamentary questions on supplementary tax measures

Written by: Marcel Frazer | 27 June 2020

Junior Finance Minister has responded to Parliamentary questions on the latest bundle of corona-related supplementary measures.

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Proposed excessive borrowing legislation submitted for Lower House scrutiny

Written by: Nico Koppel | 25 June 2020

The presentation of the 2019 Tax Plan involved the Dutch Cabinet announcing that draft legislation was being prepared aimed at counteracting excessive borrowing from their own company by substantial interest holders.

value-added tax

Delayed implementation of revised value-added tax regime for e-commerce

Written by: Vincent Heemskerk | 19 June 2020

The new regime is to simplify the system of value-added tax being charged on cross-border Internet sales of products and services to consumers.


Allowance for e-recognition related expenses

Written by: Willemijn Houter | 18 June 2020

The Junior Ministers for the Interior and Kingdom Relations and Finance have identified as the most obvious solution that financial compensation in line …


Anti-COVID measures spark Parliamentary questions

Written by: Nico Koppel | 18 June 2020

The Junior Finance Ministers have answered Lower House questions concerning the tax-related measures aimed at combating the current COVID crisis.

dividend withholding tax

Introduction of dividend withholding tax

Written by: Herman Ruijter | 5 June 2020

The Dutch Cabinet in a recent announcement has confirmed the introduction of a withholding tax on dividend flows destined for tax havens.


Dutch-Belgian agreement on working from home during corona crisis

Written by: Nico Koppel | 15 May 2020

An agreement has recently been concluded with Belgium, along the lines of the recent agreement between the Netherlands and Germany.

All face masks to be zero-rated

Written by: Willemijn Houter | 14 May 2020

The measure is being implemented with a view to the face mask obligation which from the first of June onwards is to apply to all users of public transport.


Calculation of KIA allowance in joint venture context

Written by: Nico Koppel | 8 May 2020

The KIA (small-scale investment allowance) scheme is available in principle for use by businesses that invest in operating assets.


Latest tweaks to NOW scheme

Written by: Nico Koppel | 8 May 2020

The Minister for Social Affairs and Employment has ordered the NOW (Employment Bridging Emergency Fund) to be tweaked in certain places.


Corona bridge loan applications

Written by: Stan Evers | 28 April 2020

Application for these so-called COLs (corona bridge loans) has been open from 09.00 a.m. on 29 April.

tax measures

Supplementary tax measures in connection with corona crisis

Written by: Nico Koppel | 25 April 2020

Junior Finance Minister has announced a total of six new tax measures to help curb the fallout of the corona crisis.


Report of advisory committee on taxation of multinationals

Written by: Stan Evers | 16 April 2020

The committee has stressed to what great extent a fair taxation system hinges on the stability and consistency of tax regulations.


Corona crisis measures added to, broadened

Written by: Nico Koppel | 9 April 2020

The Cabinet has opened out and beefed up the package of measures aimed at combating the current corona crisis by adding several new measures.

Adjustments to NOW scheme

Written by: Marcel Frazer | 8 April 2020

All applications will be governed by the amended scheme.


The NOW scheme

Written by: Marcel Frazer | 1 April 2020

The NOW scheme is aimed at helping out employers whose sales for the months of March to May nclusive have plummeted by 20 percent or more.

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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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