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May 26, 2020

Extension and expansion of Jobs and Economy emergency package (Emergency package 2.0)

More than two months ago the government announced a number of emergency measures in its ‘Jobs and Economy emergency package’ letter to the Lower House of Parliament dated March 17, 2020. These measures were intended to mitigate the first acute and widespread shock resulting from the coronavirus and the crisis measures introduced in this respect. On May 20, 2020 the government announced – once again in a letter to the Lower House of Parliament – that various measures in the first emergency package (Emergency package 1.0) would be extended and supplemented with new measures (Emergency package 2.0).

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May 25, 2020

NOW scheme amended for third time (first installment: NOW for the period through to June 1, 2020

By letter to the Lower House of Parliament dated May 20, 2020, the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment announced that the Temporary emergency bridging measure to retain jobs (Tijdelijke noodmaatregel overbrugging voor behoud van werkgelegenheid; NOW) as it applies to the period March through May 2020 would be amended for a third time.

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May 20, 2020

Transfer Pricing in the Corona Pandemic Disruption Era - an article by our experts

The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in global business and economic disruptions with a direct impact on the transfer prices of multinational enterprises. Dianne Berry, Marcus Chadderton, and Eduard Sporken experts within our KPMG Global Transfer Pricing Services team, put their knowledge and expertise into an article for Bloomberglaw.com to look at what MNEs need to be doing to manage their transfer pricing arrangements.

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May 20, 2020

Building Blocks for a Better Tax System

On May 18, 2020 the ‘Building Blocks for a Better Tax System’ package was published. The reports, which together contain more than 1000 pages of text, have resulted in 169 detailed policy options on a large number of taxes, which can be used by a new government.

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May 18, 2020

Advocate General at CJEU: VAT deduction limitation for ‘setting aside’ capital raised in expectation of new investment

As a result of the corona crisis, setting an investment on hold and holding the capital raised for it may occur more frequently. If the capital is held in expectation of a new investment, we believe it is possible to avoid a VAT deduction limitation.

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May 15, 2020

Transfer of (short-term) leased building by a developer not a transfer of a going concern for VAT purposes

In its judgment of May 15, 2020, the Supreme Court upheld the decision by the Court of Appeals. The building in question was leased on a VAT-exempt basis. As a result of this judgment, parties will be confronted with a higher amount of non-recoverable VAT.

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May 8, 2020

Second update of policy statement on corona crisis tax measures

The previous updated policy statement has now been replaced by the policy statement of May 6, 2020, in which the approvals in the previous policy statement are supplemented with new approvals, including with regard to the corona tax reserve, the normative salary and the work-related costs rules.

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May 7, 2020

CJEU in Dong Yang case: subsidiary could be a fixed establishment for VAT purposes

On May 7, 2020 the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) rendered judgment in the Dong Yang Electronics case (C-547/18). The case concerned whether a subsidiary may, for VAT purposes, constitute a fixed establishment, and, if so, how the service provider must determine whether it performs its services to the parent company or the fixed establishment.

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May 6, 2020

The taxing effects of COVID-19 on private companies

Not only are companies assessing the impact of the multitude of changing circumstances created by COVID-19, they are also having to sort through a host of new laws and regulations to determine how they might be affected. In most countries, the tax authorities have responded quickly to the changing circumstances of people and business by introducing relief measures such as deferred tax filings to reduce the pressures on businesses, tax-rate reductions, and VAT exemptions. 

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April 29, 2020

Updated policy statement on corona crisis tax measures, including with regard to deferral of payment

By policy statement dated April 14, 2020 the Deputy Minister of Finance announced a number of specific approvals as a result of the corona crisis. That policy statement has now been replaced by the policy statement of April 22, 2020, in which the approvals in the previous policy statement are supplemented with new approvals, including with regard to deferral of payment, payment default penalties and the notification of inability to pay.

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April 28, 2020

Multilateral Instrument: Where do we stand?

The multilateral instrument (MLI) entered into force in the Netherlands on January 1, 2020. For many treaties this means that the application of such a treaty is not as self-evident as before. Do you want to avoid unpleasant surprises, also once the COVID 19 storm has died down? We have summarized the most important points of the MLI for you!

 

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April 24, 2020

Expansion of group approach in the NOW and easing of several other measures

By letter dated April 22, 2020 the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment announced an important expansion of the group approach in the NOW. We discuss this expansion briefly. We also discuss the announced easing of the unemployment insurance contributions differentiation and the imposition of penalties in respect of highly skilled migrants.

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