Category: Q & A

KVK and VAT for Scaffolding in the Netherlands

KVK and VAT for Scaffolding in the Netherlands

Question: I operate a scaffolding business that is tax-resident in Slovakia with primary operations in Sweden and Slovakia. My team and I focus solely on the construction and demolition of scaffolding. We’re looking to expand as subcontractors to the Netherlands for a limited period, not exceeding 12 months. Our posted workers will be in the […]

I want to set up a food truck business in the Netherlands

I want to set up a food truck business in the Netherlands

Question: What are the key steps for setting up a sole proprietorship food truck business in the Netherlands, starting with just one truck and no employees? Answer: It can make sense to set up a sole proprietorship (often called ZZP or eenmanszaak). Once your business grows you can simply transfer the eenmanszaak/ZZP into a new […]

Can My Own BV Sponsor Me in the Netherlands and Can I Keep the 30% Ruling?

Can My Own BV Sponsor Me in the Netherlands and Can I Keep the 30% Ruling?

Question:I’m a Brazilian citizen working full-time in the Netherlands with a recognized sponsor under an HSM visa. My wife is also here on the same visa. I benefit from the 30% ruling. I plan to leave my current job to start a consulting agency under a BV structure. Can my own BV sponsor me and […]

Registering a Norwegian .no domain as a foreigner

Registering a Norwegian .no domain as a foreigner

I am a resident in Denmark and I would like to start a business to support Nordic clients so I want to register a .no domain but seems like it is impossible without having a company/Norwegian personal number. What are the ways to do this? Answer In order to do this you would normally need […]

Working in Norway for my existing foreign company

Working in Norway for my existing foreign company

I just moved to Oslo last 15/10. I have started my new at 17/10. I have a contract with till end on September next year. I am working through my Portuguese Limited Company atm, I get paid in Portugal. Where, I am currently resident. Just wondering best option to work in Norway, if via my […]

How does the Dutch legal and tax system excel compared to other countries?

How does the Dutch legal and tax system excel compared to other countries?

I was wondering in what regards the Dutch law system excels compared to other countries and where it might be lacking Answer: Here are a few thoughts on this. Let me know what you think. Main advantages compared to similar jurisdictions (such as UK, Germany, France, Belgium, Nordics etc.): Read more about taxes for businesses in […]

Dutch Business bank account application rejected – what do I do?

Dutch Business bank account application rejected – what do I do?

I received a letter from the ING Bank stating the following: Based on the information we’ve gathered and the answers you provided to our questions, we are unfortunately unable to accept your organisation as a customer. This letter outlines why we are unable to do so. Opening a business account is not possibleWhile assessing your […]

Tax questions for UK Ltd setting up a BV entity

Tax questions for UK Ltd setting up a BV entity tax treaties per country ranking europe

We are close to moving ahead with the need to form a BV entity and fit this into our group structure. The main company is a UK Ltd. I understand that it is usual for Netherlands-registered entities to levy a witholding tax of 15% on any dividend payments made to shareholders We also, however, understand […]

Open a company in Europe to purchase goods – tax questions

Open a company in Europe to purchase goods – tax questions

We are planning to open a company in Europe for the purchase of products in the Netherlands, for export to our customers in Latin America and Asia. But i will appreciate if you can give us some comments about our 2 main doubts regarding open or not a company in Netherlands. The first doubt is […]

Open a Dutch BV with US company and Dutch shareholder

Open a Dutch BV with US company and Dutch shareholder

Me (Dutch citizen and resident) and my American partner are planning to set up an e-commerce business in the Netherlands. This american partner would like to participate through his US company (S-corp). We would like to make use of a holding structure, but are not entirely sure what our options are. Whether or not we […]

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