Don’t always pursue a ruling, but always consider one

Where the ruling practice used to be seen as a fundamental pillar of the Dutch business climate, the Dutch tax authorities now describe preliminary consultation as ‘an important element of its monitoring policy’.

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European Commission communication on taxation of the digital economy

September 21, 2017
Following the informal meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) of the European Union held in Tallinn on September 15 and 16, 2017, the European Commission published its Com ...
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Recent developments concerning EU and U.S. export controls and sanctions

August 30, 2017
Being compliant with export control and sanctions legislation is of great importance for companies engaged in international trade as violation of this legislation can lead to severe penalties as well ...
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Meijburg en Unseen presenteren genomineerden voor de Meijburg Art Commission

July 27, 2017
Meijburg & Co belastingadviseurs en Unseen presenteren met trots de vijf genomineerden voor de derde editie van de Meijburg Art Commission.
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All the days of a stay in the Netherlands count for the purposes of applying the 183-day rule

July 18, 2017
For the purposes of allocating the right to tax salary from employment, a 183-day rule has been included in tax treaties. If a resident of another State is employed by a foreign employer to work in th ...
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Global sanctions developments

June 27, 2017
There have been recent developments on the US sanctions against Cuba, Russia and Iran. In addition, various Arab nations recently imposed a boycott on Qatar. Please find set out below an update.
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Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting signed by the Netherlands and other countries

June 9, 2017
On June 7, 2017, the Dutch Minister of Finance Dijsselbloem and other high-level representatives of 67 countries representing 68 jurisdictions signed the Multilateral Convention (“Multilater ...
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Proposal to extend VAT adjustment rules to ‘expensive services’ has enormous impact

May 22, 2017
The VAT adjustment scheme is likely to be extended to cover the refurbishment of real estate and other so-called ‘expensive services’ such as software. It will then take longer for the VAT deduction o ...
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Brexit update 1

April 4, 2017
On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom’s (hereinafter: UK) Prime Minister, Theresa May, invoked Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union (hereinafter: TEU). This marks the official beginning of th ...
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Bill on implementation of UBO register presented for public consultation

April 4, 2017
On March 31, 2017 the draft bill on the Registration of Ultimate Beneficial Owners Implementation Act (hereinafter: the bill) was presented for public consultation. 
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EU Export Control Reform - Update

March 31, 2017
On September 28, 2016, the European Commission presented a proposal to update the current EU dual-use regulation (no. 428/2009) for export control in order to modernize the system “to keep up with new ...
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Main points of consideration regarding new Dutch decree on insurance premium tax

February 16, 2017
On February 14, 2017 the new Dutch decree on insurance premium tax was published (hereinafter: the decree). This replaces the Dutch decree of February 21, 2014 and contains several changes, which in s ...
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Important update on ICT permit for Japanese citizens

January 26, 2017
The new rules contained in the Intra Corporate Transfer (ICT) Directive do not have to be applied to Japanese citizens. In principle, a person applying for a Dutch residence permit cannot choose betwe ...
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