Financial Climate

There’s a lot for you to deal with when you’re doing international business: Import tariffs, value added taxes and other legal and fiscal issues. Oost NL can help you find the right information and contacts in the Netherlands to be successful in European markets.

A competitive fiscal climate

The Netherlands has a strong reputation as “The Gateway to Europe”. This is not an empty slogan; we make it real by having the most efficient and advanced customs service in Europe. Compared with other EU countries, the customs process in the Netherlands is flexible and efficient, which makes it very attractive especially for non-European exporters. By exporting to Europe through the Netherlands, you can prepare your shipments for further distribution throughout Europe without having to pay VAT or import duties during storage. In addition, the Netherlands has an attractive tax climate that is beneficial for establishing your logistic activities, marketing and sales or European headquarters.

Do you want to profit from the advantages that Netherlands offers in doing successful business in Europe? More than 10,000 companies from outside the Netherlands have gone before you.

Dutch tax advantage

With a competitive corporate income tax rate in Europe—20% on the first €200,000 and 25% for taxable profits exceeding €200,000—as well as a number of attractive incentive programs, the Netherlands offers a supportive fiscal climate for international companies. Holland offers a wide tax treaty network, special measures for highly skilled expats and certainty in advance of future tax positions—just a few of the features that help multinational companies to thrive in the Netherlands. Some other features are:

  • Relatively low statutory corporate income tax rate of 25% (20% for first 200,000 Euro)
  • Possibility of obtaining advance tax rulings from the Dutch tax authorities giving certainty on future tax position
  • Innovation box resulting in an effective corporate tax rate of 5% for qualifying profits
  • R&D allowance for qualifying R&D wage costs (WBSO)
  • Favorable tax treatment for expats (30% tax ruling)

 

Download: Incentives & Taxes 2017