October 7, 2019

Services related to the operation of ATMs not exempt from VAT

On October 3, 2019 the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) rendered judgment in the Cardpoint GmbH case (case no. C-42/18) about the scope of the VAT exemption for transactions concerning payments and transfers. The CJEU ruled that services related to the operation of automated teller machines (ATMs), such as those in this case, do not qualify for the VAT exemption for transactions concerning payments and transfers.

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October 3, 2019

Expo Real and 2020 Tax Plan – the latest tax developments for property investors

From 7 to 9 the international trade fair for real estate and property investors, Expo Real, will take place in Munich. This year a Meijburg delegation will again be present to discuss the latest developments in Dutch tax with international market parties. 

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September 25, 2019

General Court examines the compatibility of rulings granted by Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands with EU State aid rules

Following multiple State aid investigations launched by the European Commission, the General Court of the European Union was asked to examine whether the advance transfer pricing agreements granted by Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands were compatible with EU law.

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September 20, 2019

Budget Day 2019: changes to payroll taxes

On Budget Day, September 17, 2019, the Cabinet presented the 2020 Tax Plan package to the Lower House. In this memorandum we address the most significant changes proposed for payroll taxes and social security contributions. 

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September 18, 2019

Tax measures for 2020

On Budget Day, September 17, 2019, the government presented the 2020 Tax Plan package to the Lower House.

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September 12, 2019

Deputy Minister announces change to Box 3

On September 6, 2019 the Deputy Minister announced that a bill would be presented before the summer of 2020 to amend the taxation of income from savings and investment in Box 3. According to the initial calculations, taxpayers with only savings would, in effect, no longer have to pay tax on their savings up to approximately EUR 440,000.

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September 4, 2019

Tax Update Shipping & Offshore - September 2019

This is the third edition of our Tax Update for the Shipping & Offshore sector, in which we inform you about national and international developments, various court decisions, bills and practical experience, which are both current and relevant to the sector. Please use it to your advantage!

Shipping & Offshore Market Group
KPMG Meijburg & Co

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September 2, 2019

“An aging population and digitization are eroding the tax base.”

A digitizing economy and an aging population are creating financial problems for governments and forcing them to look at the financing of public expenditure over the longer term. In other words, the sources of taxation. What is the solution? Robert van der Jagt, partner at KPMG Meijburg & Co, explains.

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August 27, 2019

“In a digital world, we don’t just tax profits in the country where a business has a physical presence.”

Most international businesses pay taxes via local offices (permanent establishments) on profits they realize in other countries. But in today’s digital economy there is often no such thing as a permanent establishment, despite the fact that products and services are sold in several countries, and customers create information that is valuable. Should the country where the customers are located therefore not also be able to tax part of the profits? Michael van Gijlswijk, partner at KPMG Meijburg & Co, explains these developments in more detail.



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August 26, 2019

“Consumers are now digital resources that are mined without being paid for.”

The current tax system is no longer adequate because it is not designed for digital business models like Airbnb, Uber, or Amazon. This gives rise to international tax debates, which sometimes raise the question whether we should fall back on ‘old-fashioned’ tax systems. Digital technology, the virtual presence, is new. However, the fundamental cornerstone of taxation - where profits are realized - is not. Even in the Dutch colonial era, a pertinent question was which part of the profits of multinationals could be attributed to the Dutch East Indies and taxed there. Fred van Horzen, partner at KPMG Meijburg & Co, explains.

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August 9, 2019

FS Tax Newletter | September 2019

This newsletter includes VAT-related topics covering, for example, the VAT position of supervisory board members and similar officials and the possibility of VAT on compensation in the event of premature termination of (lease) agreements. In addition, DNB’s guidance on tax integrity risks for banks and two bills, one about the Mandatory Disclosure Directive and one about ATAD2, will be discussed.

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July 16, 2019

Bill implementing the Mandatory Disclosure Directive (DAC6) presented to Lower House

On July 12, 2019, the bill to implement the EU Directive on mandatory disclosure (DAC6), which took effect on June 25, 2018, was presented to the Lower House. This Directive provides for the mandatory automatic exchange of information on reportable cross-border arrangements. A public consultation on a draft of the bill took place at the end of 2018/beginning of 2019; see our previous memorandum on this. The bill that has now been presented to the Lower House is addressed below. 

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