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Company Formations in Netherlands

Interesting facts about and general conditions for Company Formations in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is part of the Benelux Countries, with Germany as a neighboring country. A good labor market has led to a large community of ex-pats, and the tax framework in the Netherlands is competitive compared to other countries in Central Europe. Foreigners willing to relocate to the Netherlands can enjoy a tax-free deduction of up to 30% of their income. This is, of course, not comparable with Cyprus, Ireland, or Malta, but given the proximity to Germany, it is something to think about.

Furthermore, if living in a hot spot is not required, one can enjoy reasonable living costs and low housing costs. Hence, numerous international companies are already doing business in and from the Netherlands. More and more firms and entrepreneurs are aware of the benefits of company formations in the Netherlands and set up subsidiaries and branches there.

After years of turmoil from 2008 until 2015, the banking sector fully recovered, and newly formed companies could obtain bank accounts online or at local banks.

Our experienced and highly qualified international tax and legal advisors will review your company structure, existing management, and mandate contracts. We also offer a review of your contractual arrangements at home and abroad. In addition, our tax and accounting department will be pleased to take care of your bookkeeping and tax returns.

Why not work with us? We offer company formations in the Netherlands at a fixed price of 1.280,00 € net. Enjoy our fast, reliable, and competent approach in your native language (German, English, French, Czech, Slovak, Greek, Russian)!

Ideal Tax Framework for Holding Companies

Before the Netherlands joined the European Union, the former “offshore” regulations were abolished. Thus, Dutch legislation today fulfills all relevant EU standards, EU regulations, the OECD standards, the FATF, and the FSF.

Dutch companies are recognized throughout the European Union as EU companies with an extensive Tax Treaty Network. This circumstance is used mainly by holding companies. Nowadays, the Netherlands has one of the most favorable tax regimes and competes within the EU with Cyprus, Ireland, Malta, Luxembourg, and the UK as a non-EU jurisdiction.

Why not speak to us about the advantages of a holding structure?

What you need to consider

A long-term stay in a country for more than 183 days will usually (and automatically lead)  to an unlimited tax liability for your world income. Some countries go even further and already assign this tax liability if you can permanently use your apartment (this can even be the room in your parent’s house or a regularly visited hotel), which you can access with your keys – known as “Schlüsselgewalt” in German-speaking countries. This rule establishes or maintains an unlimited Tax liability for your world income. If this subject interests you, you may learn more about it on our dedicated website for Taxation.

The often cited and, in general, used “183-Days Rule” is not entirely correct. It can only be used to a limited extent, as few countries (Germany) consider a personal tax liability if one spends more than 183 days within the country in two consecutive years spanning two tax periods.

Therefore, one can only advise people interested in relocating their place of residence not to rely on start-up agencies and other jokers—the pitfalls are simply too great, and sound advice is required. A few advisors (specialized lawyers, accountants) study tax law for years, while others do a weekend seminar or attend Google University—where do you feel better off?

What’s on offer on the internet is fantastic. Believe us – there is no point in having no tax residency/residence anywhere. If in doubt, you never gave up your original tax liability (in your country of birth) or are automatically subject to tax through your passport. 

If you plan to form a company in the Netherlands, it makes sense to discuss your relocation in detail. 

TOP Jurisdiction for EU Residence in Central Europe

The Netherlands, however, offers good conditions for a tax residence. To obtain a tax residence, one needs to stay more than 183 days in the Netherlands. With close links to other European countries, good flight connections, and travel times of roughly two hours into the center of Europe, this is an ideal place to conduct business of any kind.

Of course, you cannot stay in any other country for more than 183 days, which would trigger an unlimited tax liability there. This concept is, therefore, ideal for everyone who can live and work flexibly (e.g., digital nomads).

You can rely on well-founded and legally sound advice if you come to us. Together, we will find your ideal life concept.

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