Doing business in the Netherlands
Ever thought of doing business in the Netherlands? And about what this country has to offer you? Next to the opportunities, you need to think about the challenges before setting up business activities. The Dutch fiscal climate can affect your business positively, but can also have a negative impact, when not taking the right steps. Your activities will be successful only if you and your company are familiar with the Netherlands and the principal rules and regulations. Mazars’ accountants and tax advisers will help you and act as your personal guide.
Why the Netherlands?
The Netherlands is potentially one of the best places in the world to conduct business over the next five years, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest business environment rankings. There are many reasons for you to do business in the Netherlands. For example, the favourable fiscal climate, the macroeconomic environment and the infrastructure. Additionaly, the Netherlands iss an important gateway to many other countries in Europe.
For entrepeneurs like you, Mazars has created an information guide about the Netherlands. It gives you an overview of the competitive advantages of the country, based on ten categories:
- the macroeconomic environment
- the political environment
- policy towards free enterprise and competition
- foreign trade and exchange controls
- policy towards foreign investment
- market opportunities
- the labour market
With this information at hand, you not only know what to expect when doing business in the Netherlands. You will also get an insight into the opportunities this country has to offer.
The next steps
Off course, with information alone you are just at the beginning of a potentially successful operation. Mazars gives you a helping hand by providing a wide range of audit, tax, corporate finance and legal services. We are specialised in assisting companies that are considering doing business in the Netherlands in setting up business in a tax-efficient manner. We don't just keep you up to date, we offer fresh insights. Because yesterday’s solutions are not always appropriate for the business of tomorrow.
Do you want to create new business opportunities for your company in the Netherlands? Become inspired and talk to Ron Horsmans, Partner at Mazars in the Netherlands (firstname.lastname@example.org
or +31 (0)88 277 23 14).
- Key facts and figures
- Geography & infrastructure
- Political system & international memberships
- Incorporation and obligations
- Shareholders' liability
- New rules in company law
- Financial reporting
- Management board report
- Timeline for financial reporting
- Exemptions in financial reporting
- The Dutch corporate governance code
- Mergers and acquisitions
- General employment matters
- Popular in the international labour market and a good local labour market
- Open labour market
- Corporate income tax
- Participation exemption
- Fiscal unity
- Functional currency
- Investment vehicles
- Research & development
- Loss compensation
- Transfer pricing
- Non-deductible interest
- Non-resident companies
- Withholding taxes
- Bilateral treaties of the Netherlands
- Individual income tax rates
- Value added tax
- 30% Allowance ruling
- Dutch tax authorities