Governing the Netherlands

Governing the Netherlands

The Netherlands has a long history of democratic governance. It has been a parliamentary constitutional monarchy since 1848. There has been a gradual transition from an absolute monarchy to a modern democracy, culminating in the 1946 Constitution that established the current form of government. Polder Politics The Dutch socio-economic system is an example of the […]

Business in the European Single Market 101

Business in the European Single Market 101 EU single market map

The European Single Market (ESM) is the largest internal market in the world. It allows for the free movement of goods, services, capital and people within the European Union and Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. These last 3 countries participate in the EU’s internal market without being members of the European Union. The Single Market works […]

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 […]

Sponsor UK employee for visa in the Netherlands

Sponsor UK employee for visa in the Netherlands

We have a UK citizen who we are looking to employ in the Netherlands and my understanding is that we need a Netherlands based company in order to sponsor his application for a work permit. On this subject, we also need support on completing the relevant application forms – is this also something that you […]

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