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Mar 22, 2018

The current DDWT exemption for EU and EEA shareholders has per 1 January 2018 been extended to third countries where the non – resident shareholder is an entity that has an interest of at least 5 percent in the Dutch company or resides (for tax treaty purposes) in a jurisdiction that has concluded a tax treaty, including a dividend article, with the Netherlands. The dividend article does not necessary has to minimize the dividend withholding tax to 0%.  The extended DDWT exemption may also apply to distributions to a hybrid entity (an entity which is considered transparent in one country and non-transparent in the other).

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Mar 1, 2018

In 2008, the economic crisis got hold of the Netherlands. The first casualties were those already in a financial struggle. At the beginning of the crisis, both entrepreneurs and enterprises bit the dust. Because they were no longer able to pay their outstanding invoices, they subsequently put the financial continuity of their creditors in harm’s way. Consequently, the economic crisis struck once again, inflicting bankruptcy on initially healthy and vital enterprises. To make matters worse, Dutch banks were unable to ease the pain and offer suiting financial aid, since enforced recovery procedures in case of payment failure would only rub salt in the wound. Luckily, several entrepreneurs and enterprises battled their way out of the economic crisis. Although surviving darker days, many of them still deal financial problems, of which Dutch tax liability is a common sore point. 

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Feb 15, 2018

A couple of years ago the economic crisis hit rock bottom. In order to avoid losses and distort the continuity of their business encounters, many entrepreneurs introduced the necessary changes. Now that the crisis has passed it’s low point, it is time to re-evaluate these adjustments. Past changes could have significant repercussions, especially since the new Cabinet Rutte III introduced several major changes to the Dutch tax system. Therefore, it is to your benefit to perform a timely fiscal revision of your enterprise.

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Feb 5, 2018

It doen't happen to often, but it does happen. One day, the Dutch Tax Authorities turn up at your door for an unannounced tax audit. They require you to instantly account for all the tax returns you filed in the last five years. Similar to a tax audit, you also have to answer for every filed tax return over the past five years when your company is taken over.  Continue reading and find out how to avoid undesired additional taxes, tax interest and/or tax penalties.

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Dec 13, 2017

On Queen’s Speech, ‘Prinsjesdag’ in Dutch, the new Dutch cabinet Rutte III pronounced its ambitious Tax Plan 2018. Over the last months, the Tax Plan instigated many discussions and far more confusion. The 19th of December, the final ruling of the First Chamber took place. Here, you may find an overview of the actual fiscal changes that will go into effect on January 1, 2018.

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