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Court

The European Court of Justice decided that certain elements of the rules for tax groups in the Netherlands also must be available to companies in EU-countries that are not able to join the tax group. Dutch gouvernement has announced counter measures

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Stoel 2e kamer

Currently corporate income tax to be paid in the Netherlands is 20% on the first 200.000 euro and 25% on the remainder. The gouvernement announced that the rates will be lowered:

  • 2019: 19% and 24%
  • 2020: 17,5% and 22,5%
  • 2021: 16% and 21%

There was discussion about increasing the amount of the first layer but

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Dutch Tax office

The Dutch Gouvernement announced that they are planning to abolish withholding dividend tax starting in 2019. The plans trigger a lot of discussion in parlement but until now the gouvernement plans remain unchanged. This is of interest  for countries

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Court

An important condition for a good business climate is an independent, impartial and high-quality government judicial system. In this respect the Dutch judicial system obtains a high score. There are courts at several locations, including Leeuwarden

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The country ranks among top three globally on KPMG study

KPMG-Report

The Netherlands has retained its No. 1 ranking in Europe and No. 3 ranking overall on KPMG’s Competitive Alternatives 2016. The high value of the U.S. dollar has driven down the cost of doing

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