Pensions

Amendment of VAT policy statement: broader application of asset management exemption

On November 2, 2021, the updated Specific State Supervision Policy Statement of the Deputy Minister of Finance was published. The updating of the original policy statement was necessary due to Supreme...
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CJEU’s K and DBKAG judgment: right to use software can qualify as VAT-exempt asset management

The fact that the right to use software can itself fall within the VAT exemption is a welcome clarification for Dutch practice in light of the increasingly automated asset management market.
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Dutch Supreme Court decision on Dutch withholding tax on dividends paid to foreign investment funds

The Supreme Court ruled that its earlier judgments from 2013 and 2015 were an incorrect interpretation of EU law and that foreign investment funds should be entitled to a refund of the Dutch dividend ...
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AG of the Supreme Court: management of individual assets via investment profiles is subject to VAT

On September 23, 2020 Advocate General to the Supreme Court, Ms. C.M. Ettema, issued Opinions in two interesting asset management cases.
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Lump Sum Payment, Early Retirement Scheme and Leave Savings Scheme Bill

In this bill the government elaborates on three of the agreements made as part of the Pension Agreement: more freedom of choice in the use of the pension, more options for early retirement and more sc...
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VAT recovery based on actual use permitted for bank

On March 27, 2020 the Court of Appeals Den Bosch rendered an interesting judgment about the recovery of VAT in a case concerning a financial institution. The Court ruled that the bank’s ‘actual use me...
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Assessment of early retirement scheme on the basis of objective criteria

On Friday June 22, 2018, the Supreme Court rendered judgment as to whether a severance package should be regarded as an early retirement scheme ('regeling voor vervroegde uittreding', hereinafter: RVU...
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VAT policy statement on specific state supervision of investment funds

On April 1, 2019, the Deputy Minister of Finance (hereinafter: Deputy Minister) published the Specific State Supervision Policy Statement, effective April 2, 2019. In this policy statement the Deputy ...
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