Starting business

Starting business

If you are thinking of starting business in The Netherlands many legal and fiscal aspects will have to be taken into account. Decisions taken when starting a business often have long-term consequences – either positively or negatively. International business structures need careful tax planning in order to design the most tax efficient structure. Therefore it is important to acquire professional advice. You can contact us for advice.

Our advisors can advise you how to start a business in the Netherlands and can support you with:

  • assisting with incorporation and registering with the Chamber of Commerce;
  • submitting the necessary forms to the Tax Office and other authorities;
  • drafting a business plan and organising the accounts;
  • deciding which business type you want to use, for example sole trader, partnership or limited liability company, which each have their own legal characteristics and tax facilities.

Corporate tax rates

The business investment climate is very favourable in The Netherlands. The corporate tax income rate for example is only 20 to 25%. Research & development projects profit from the innovation box, with a corporate tax rate down to 5%. The Netherlands has got one of the largest tax treaty networks, thus avoiding double taxation with many countries. The Dutch participation exemption causes dividends from qualifying shareholdings to be enjoyed tax free and the fiscal unity regime makes it possible to freely offset profits and losses among group members. Maybe yet more important is the beneficial fiscal climate towards international companies.

Corporate tax facilities

The corporate tax facilities together make international business structures very tax efficient. On top of all this there is the 30% tax ruling for expatriates recruited from abroad, which makes 30% of their income tax free along with other advantages.


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Who are Suurmond Tax Consultants

Since 1986 accounting and corporate tax advice in relation to establishing a company or branch in The Netherlands is one of our many expertises we provide to our business clients.

In addition, we can also assist in a variety of other cross-border situations. We will ensure you are compliant as well as pay no more tax than needed. Examples include advising clients as to working abroad, taxation of pension and property tax, and amnesty ruling. We file all types of tax returns and specialise for example in the 30% ruling and 183-day rule consequences. The value we can add by offering our fiscal advice, is a key focus point to us. Also, what should not be overlooked, is the fact that a correct tax return will prevent future issues and penalties. This is essential when setting up business in a new country. 

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J.C. Suurmond & zn. Belastingadviseurs
Zwarte Zee 100
3144 DE Maassluis
T: +31 (0)10-3033701


General information

CoC register: 27224918
VAT: NL 8016.36.668.B.01
Tax consultant number: 330826


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