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November 25, 2020

Sixth progress letter ‘Working as a self-employed person’

On November 16, 2020 the sixth progress letter ‘Working as a self-employed person’ was published. In this letter, the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment and the Deputy Minister of Finance update the Lower House of Parliament on the status and follow-up steps with regard to the measures on self-employment.

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November 16, 2020

CJEU: no VAT deduction for ‘setting aside’ raised capital after unsuccessful acquisition of a participation

If the intended acquisition of a participation cannot be realized, for example due to the corona crisis, we recommend that you examine the VAT implications of this in more detail.

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November 13, 2020

Lower House of Parliament adopts 2021 Tax Plan package and bill on the Liquidation and Cessation Loss Schemes Limitation Act

We have briefly outlined the adopted tax amendments and a selection of the adopted motions.

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November 13, 2020

Year end 2020 tax accounting considerations

As the end of the year is fast approaching, many organizations will soon start preparing their year‑end financial statements. The announced 2021 Tax Plan may have a significant impact on those financials and especially the income tax position. The impact should be reflected once the 2021 Tax Plan is (substantively) enacted.

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November 11, 2020

Implications of Brexit for frontier workers – update

The conditions under which the ‘Frontier Worker’ document can be issued and what the application procedure at the INS involves have now been announced.

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November 5, 2020

From Russia with love

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October 26, 2020

Blueprints on Pillar One and Pillar Two: Is your compliance process ready for global digital taxation?

Earlier this month we took note of the announcement of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework for their Blueprints of Pillar One and Pillar Two as we were curious to see what this would entail. Another initiative with a clear message that a central and unified global compliance process will become more crucial than ever.

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October 26, 2020

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 withholding tax paid if certain conditions are met. These conditions are however very difficult to meet.

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October 14, 2020

Brexit and import: after principles also pragmatism

With January 1, 2021 fast approaching, companies exporting to the UK are eagerly looking for answers and solutions.

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October 12, 2020

Second amendment to private member’s bill on conditional final settlement of dividend withholding tax

On October 9, 2020 Lower House MP Bart Snels (of the GroenLinks parliamentary party) once again amended his private member’s bill on the ‘Conditional Final Settlement of Dividend Withholding Tax Emergency Act’, which he had submitted on July 10, 2020.

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October 9, 2020

New questions to CJEU: towards a broader concept of fixed establishment for VAT purposes?

A Romanian Court recently sought a preliminary ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU”) about the concept of fixed establishment for VAT purposes in the Berlin Chemie case (C-333/20). This case again shows that the concept of fixed establishment for VAT purposes is evolving.

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October 9, 2020

Conditions for NOW 3, changes to NOW 1 and 2 and opening NOW 1 Subsidy Determination Desk

The Minister of Social Affairs and Employment informed the Lower House of Parliament on September 30, 2020 about the precise conditions of NOW 3, several changes to NOW 1 and NOW 2 and about the opening of the NOW 1 Subsidy Determination Desk.

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