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overdue tax

Amendment of Decree on Interest on (Overdue) Tax

Written by: Herman Ruijter | 8 October 2020

The Junior Finance Minister has amended the Netherlands Decree on Interest on Overdue Tax,


Repayment schedule for overdue taxes extended

Written by: Willemijn Houter | 8 October 2020

The special deferment of tax payment scheme is set to expire at the current year-end.

Details of third version of NOW scheme

Written by: Nico Koppel | 8 October 2020

The Social Affairs and Employment Minister in a recent letter to the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament has provided details of NOW‑3.


Prolongation of TOZO scheme and delayed introduction of available means test

Written by: Nico Koppel | 8 October 2020

Compared with TOZO‑1 and TOZO‑2 there will be less leeway for retroactive application for benefits.


The WBSO (Research and Development Promotion) scheme in 2021

Written by: Marcel Frazer | 2 October 2020

The Junior Minister for Economic Affairs and the Environment has publicised the 2021 rates that are to apply to the WBSO scheme.

Third COVID 19 stimulus package

Written by: Nico Koppel | 1 October 2020

The Dutch government’s third COVID‑19 stimulus cum recovery package in response to the Lower House debate on the topic was amended in certain respects.


First and second versions of NOW scheme undergo revision

Written by: Nico Koppel | 1 October 2020

The Social Affairs and Employment Minister has implemented a change to the first and second versions of the NOW scheme.

The 2021 Tax Plan in summary

Written by: Nico Koppel | 17 September 2020

The “2021 Tax Plan” package comprises a total of eight Bills.


2021 Tax Plan: Entrepreneur-specific changes

Written by: Nico Koppel | 17 September 2020

Read more about the entrepreneur-specific changes of Tax Plan 2021

2021 Tax Plan: Corporation tax

Written by: Nico Koppel | 16 September 2020

The COVID‑19 related corporation tax reserve serves a liquidity improving purpose.

Revision of Functional Currency Decree

Written by: Herman Ruijter | 3 September 2020

The Tax and Customs Administration has the option upon the request of the relevant taxpayer to allow the latter to calculate its corporation tax dues in a currency other than the euro.

New round of COVID 19 support measures

Written by: Nico Koppel | 31 August 2020

The Dutch Cabinet in the run-up to the first of October as the expiry date of the current package of support measures has launched its third consecutive support and recovery package for entrepreneurs and workers.


Permission to delegate TVL application to intermediary

Written by: Nico Koppel | 27 August 2020

Iit has been possible for intermediaries from the first of September 2020 onwards to file TVL applications on behalf of their business clients.

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.

excessive borrowing

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.

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