The importance of a well-drafted employment contract

At the outset, establishing an employment contract seems straightforward, but is not that simple. This is because the contract consists of a number of different elements that must be met if one actually wishes to speak of an employment contract. At the same time, a contract that is not intended by both parties as an employment contract can still be qualified as an employment contract. An employment contract contains the agreements between the employee and the employer. This contract can…

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VAT returns abroad

We take care of foreign VAT returns. An international VAT network is required in order to file a foreign VAT return or for foreign VAT registrations. Would you like to know more about this? Then contact us directly! We have an international VAT return network that is ready to provide you with quick advice or help you handle your foreign VAT return. Foreign VAT return We look after your foreign VAT return in the following countries: VAT return Austria VAT…

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Best location for a holding company in Europe

What is the best location for a holding company in Europe? Typically, three EU countries are used a hub for Europe: Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. A Netherlands company has some significant benefits: Remote incorporation possible English speaking professionals widely available Best logistical hub in Europe (air, sea, rails, roads) Low standard tax rates Extra tax discount for innovative companies Starting a company in the Netherlands (Holland), takes about two weeks. In this time, we collect the information we need…

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Why do you need a shareholder agreement?

Does your BV have multiple shareholders? If so, you may need a shareholder agreement. In this document you record the mutual agreements between the shareholders. What if there is a dispute between the shareholders? Or someone falls ill for a long period of time? What about competitive activities of a shareholder? What if a majority shareholder wants to leave or wants to sell his shares to a third party? Are the other shareholders obliged to go along with this? If…

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Setting up a Dutch company completely remotely

Doing business in the Netherlands Setting up a Dutch company does not have to be a complicated procedure. CompanyNL is specialized in making sure that the process of establishing a Dutch business runs smoothly and quickly. If you are planning to incorporate your own Dutch business, you may not have the faintest idea of where to start. In the attached PDF file you will find out how to set up a Dutch company completely remotely – meaning you will not…

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Setting up a BV in hightech Eindhoven

Eindhoven: ‘the smartest city of Europe’. This modern city in the south of the Netherlands is the home of  the latest high-tech inventions and breakthrough technologies. Do you want to start a company in Eindhoven? BV company in Eindhoven Renowned companies like ASML, ASMI and Philips have their operatons in Eindhoven. Other companies in the tech and medical sector are present as well. These companies attract highly-skilled expats from all over the world. In the tech and meditech industries, Eindhoven…

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Turbo liquidation – a little less turbo?

Turbo-liquidation is the quickest and simplest dissolution procedure in the Dutch legal system. This form of dissolution offers the possibility of dissolving a legal person within one week and de-registering it from the Trade Register. Because it is not necessary to go through long-term formal procedures, turbo liquidation offers many advantages for the legal person to be dissolved. However, the simplicity of turbo liquidation does not only entail positive consequences. There is a chance that creditors will miss out on…

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BV in Curaçao

If you have a company and have to pay a lot of corporation tax in the Netherlands, it might be a good idea to consider the options for establishing your business in Curaçao. Whereas in the Netherlands the low rate is currently 19%, the fixed rate in Curaçao is only 2%. This is because there are so-called E-zones in Curaçao that enable the establishment of companies for tax purposes. In these E-zones, the corporation tax rate is guaranteed 2% until…

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Societas Europaea, the European company

Since 2004, it has been possible to set up a Societas Europaea (SE). An SE is a European company that aims to make cross-border operations within the EU easier. Such a company can be established in several ways: through the creation of an SE, the merger of several existing companies, or by converting an existing company into an SE. In this blog, we will discuss the various advantages and disadvantages of setting up an SE, as opposed to a Dutch…

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Why set up a Dutch B.V. over a Permanent Establishment?

Typically multinationals operate in the Netherlands via a B.V. (subsidiary) or a branch or a permanent establishment (P.E). There could be various factors which ultimately becomes the decisive factor for choosing between the two legal forms. The following article summarizes the key differences in terms of tax consequence between setting up a B.V or a PE in the Netherlands. Tax consequences of Permanent Establishment (PE): A permanent establishment is typically a branch, which is essentially an extension of the parent…

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