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Paying Taxes in Netherlands

April 4, 2011, 5:36 pm
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1. What is the corporate tax in Netherlands?
In Netherlands the corporate tax applies at a rate of 20% for a profit of below 200.000 Euros. Profit exceeding 200,000 Euros is taxed at a rate of 25%.


2. What is the VAT in Netherlands?
Value Added Tax in Netherlands applies to all goods and services by businesses within Netherlands and also imports of goods from outside EU. The standard rate of VAT in Netherlands is 19%. A reduced rate of 6% applies for certain goods and services such as food, books, medicines, art etc. 


3. How can the VAT be refunded in Netherlands?
The VAT rate in Netherlands applies to the sale price of goods and services, affecting the profits of companies. However the VAT amount can be recovered in Netherlands by submitting an application to the Dutch tax authorities in the requester is a non EU member. The application must be signed by the business owner and must contain the original invoices. The form should concern a minimum period of three months and a maximum period of one calendar year. The minimum tax amount to be refunded should be at least 400 euros for a three month period, and 50 euros for a calendar year. If the applicant is a EU member, it must deposit its application along with the following documents (if the claimant is from Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Czech Republic or U.K): copy if the invoices and an authorization for the third party to act in the name of the beneficial. The decision regarding the claim is taken during 6 months and may be appealed in 6 weeks in case the decision is not satisfactory.


4. What is the dividend tax in Netherlands?
The Dutch Tax Law imposes a dividend withholding tax of 15%, while the tax per value of share is 1, 2 % payable each year.


5. Are there any incentives for foreign investors in Netherlands?
The main attractions for foreign investors in Netherlands are the stable economy, welcoming environment and the wide range of possibilities. Also the private sector of the country's economy is thriving and incentives are available in many fields. The Dutch government offers preferential loans and grants mainly in development, schooling, infrastructure, health and internet and communication. 

Besides the incentives offered by the Double Tax Treaties signed by Netherlands all over the years, there are no withholding taxes on interests, royalties or technical service fees paid to nonresidents. There is no branch remittance tax as well.


6. What are the taxes rates applied on other payments?

The main attractions for foreign investors in Netherlands are the stable economy, welcoming environment and the wide range of possibilities. Also the private sector of the country's economy is thriving and incentives are available in many fields. The Dutch government offers preferential loans and grants mainly in development, schooling, infrastructure, health and internet and communication. 


7.  Why do I need a local accountant for my Dutch business?
The Dutch financial system is comprehensive and straight-forward. However accountants are needed in most companies. It is advisable for a foreign company to work with a local accountant for a better understanding of the economical environment. Also the extended experience of a local accountant can prove useful in dealing with financial issues.

BridgeWest offers company formation in Netherlands, including virtual office and other related services.

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