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Small Business Scheme

Application for revised Small Business Scheme

Written by: Sean-Paul Smit | 1 August 2019

Business owners who apply for admission to the revised Small Business Scheme are exempted from having to file turnover tax returns or …

sole traders

Sole tradership

Written by: Sean-Paul Smit | 4 July 2019

Sole traders are being eligible for particular tax benefits that employees go without. Read more in our article!

Implementation Decree

Turnover Tax Implementation Decree up for amendment

Written by: Marcel Frazer | 5 June 2019

The forthcoming amendment of the Turnover Tax Implementation Decree 1968 will release small business owners from the obligation …

payment term

Shortening of payment term for large companies in the offing

Written by: Willemijn Houter | 1 May 2019

Large companies have been under the obligation for the past two years to settle the invoices their SME suppliers raise with them within 60 days of the invoice date, this being the statutorily defined maximum payment term.

Income tax return

Income tax return for 2018: Interest on tax

Written by: Stan Evers | 5 April 2019

The income tax return season for 2018 has been open since the first of March 2019.

income tax return

Income tax return for 2018

Written by: Willemijn Houter | 1 March 2019

Your pre-completed income tax return for 2018 is ready for you to be used. Please find a summary of this year’s changes compared with 2017 and other points for particular attention.

interest

Would you like to avoid paying interest on tax and reduce your “Box 3” income tax charge at the same time?

Written by: Stan Evers | 1 November 2018

Your provisional income tax assessment enables you to settle up your outstanding tax for the current fiscal year in advance.

30 percent ruling

The “30 percent ruling” regime and your provisional income tax assessment for 2019

Written by: Stan Evers | 2 October 2018

One of the announcements made was that the legislator with effect from 2019 is curtailing the 30 percent ruling for so-called knowledge migrants to five year.

value-added tax

Recovery of value-added tax paid in 2017

Written by: Sean-Paul Smit | 1 September 2018

If you are a business owner who in 2017 made value-added tax payments in an EU Member State other than the Netherlands without having tax filing liability there, you have the option of recovering the value-added tax.

provisional refund

Adjustment of provisional refund

Written by: Stan Evers | 9 August 2018

If in the past you have successfully applied for a provisional income tax refund or provisional income tax assessment, you would do well from time to time to reassess your (financial cum fiscal) situation and communicate the necessary adjustments to the Tax and Customs Administration.

cessation profit

Discontinuing your sole tradership? Don’t wait any longer!

Written by: Stan Evers | 4 June 2018

You have the option under current legislation for a term of up to six months of the end of the year of suspension of the current business operations to transfer the cessation profit to an annuity account.

GDPR

Are you ready for the implementation of the GDPR?

Written by: Stan Evers | 2 May 2018

The 25th of May is the effective date of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which from this date onwards will be the overriding data protection standard throughout Europe.

interest

Avoid interest on tax by checking your provisional 2017 tax assessment now!

Written by: Stan Evers | 3 April 2018

The essence of “interest on tax” is that your outstanding income tax will be augmented by interest at a rate of 4% or more, whereas your outstanding corporation tax will have an 8% or greater interest charge added to it.

sole tradership

Conversion from sole tradership to private limited liability company

Written by: Stan Evers | 2 March 2018

If you are currently running your business under sole tradership form, it may be worth your while to consider a conversion to private limited liability company form,

Check your provisional tax assessment(s) for 2018!

Written by: Stan Evers | 1 February 2018

It is not unusual for this time of year to see provisional assessments for income and corporation tax coming thick and fast, demanding up-front initial payment or confirming a rebate.

good intentions

Let’s hear it for good intentions!

Written by: Stan Evers | 3 January 2018

A new year is the perfect opportunity to think about good intentions. What are your good intentions? Let us help you start!

turnover tax

End-of-year turnover tax tips

Written by: Marcel Frazer | 11 December 2017

Do not overlook your input tax credit adjustment! Read our end-of-year turnover tax tips!

buisnesses

End-of-year tips for businesses

Written by: Bas Hollenberg | 5 December 2017

KIA, the small-scale investment allowance scheme, has been designed with the aim of boosting capital expenditure.

Turnover tax

Turnover tax on irrecoverable outstandings

Written by: Willemijn Houter | 4 December 2017

You will be able to recover the turnover tax component by including it in your inaugural turnover tax return for 2018!

WKR

Are you ready for the “standard practice criterion” for WKR purposes?

Written by: Stan Evers | 6 November 2017

The month of January is when you will have to file your payroll tax return, to render account of your overrun – if any – of the free margin as per WKR, the work-related expenses scheme.

turnover tax

Burden of proof in corroboration of turnover tax relief rests with tax payer

Written by: Marcel Frazer | 4 October 2017

The court concluded that a tax payer’s failure to render it plausible using objective data that turnover tax relief entitlement existed was to result in said tax payer being regarded as lacking such entitlement.

sole tradership

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

Written by: Willemijn Houter | 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.

child benefit

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

Written by: Willemijn Houter | 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?

BVBA

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

Written by: Marcel Frazer | 6 July 2017

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

mortgage loan

Prepayment of mortgage loan interest

Written by: Willemijn Houter | 4 June 2017

Are you paying interest on your mortgage loan without qualifying for mortgage interest relief?

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