The public sector

The public sector is in a state of continuous change. As the objects of widespread scrutiny due to their public character, public sector organisations are required to engage in serious self-enquiry. Our specialists understand this well and are here to provide you with expert tax advice.

Public sector organisations

We advise and support your non-profit organisation by all necessary means. At present, we act as the tax advisors to government institutions such as the Dutch central government (Rijksoverheid), as well as other government-affiliated institutions, healthcare and education institutions. Naturally, this demands great political and administrative sensitivity. We understand the unique position of government and other non-profit organisations, not only where the correct application of tax law is concerned, but also with regard to the level of attention this requires.

Meijburg & Co can assist you in the following tax areas

Our team is specialised in all aspects of tax affecting public sector organisations. Examples of these include corporate income taxVAT, wage tax and national insurance contributions, real estate transfer tax and local levies. Read on to find out more about the first three of these tax areas.

Advice on corporate income tax

In the area of corporate income tax, we provide advice with regard to the corporate income tax liability of public sector institutions. In addition, we are glad to be of assistance in the preparation of your corporate income tax returns. Two relevant themes which recur in this regard are those of the identification and clustering of tax activities liable to corporate income tax.

VAT support

The subjects on which our VAT specialists are glad to advise you include the VAT positioning of government institutions. To do so, we map out the various activities for you. Thereafter, we carry out an analysis of the following aspects:

  • VAT position
  • VAT treatment of subsidies or contributions
  • The right to deduction
  • The consequences for the administrative organisation
  • Invoicing

Assistance with wage taxes and national insurance contributions

We are also here to provide you with tax advice on wage taxes and national insurance contributions. In fact, we provide government institutions with tax advice in this field. For example, we carry out random statistical sampling in order to assist you in monitoring your position regarding the Work-related Costs Scheme. Another key focus area in the public sector with which we can assist you is the secondment and exchanging of staff.

Other public sector specialisations

However, our activities are not limited to these areas of taxation. In fact, we are also specialised in setting up Tax Control Frameworks. Do you require the assistance of a professional with expertise in a field other than those mentioned above? That should not be a problem, as our team includes experts in all fields relevant to the public sector.

Need tax advice regarding the public sector?

Is your organisation a non-profit, which requires tax advice regarding corporate income tax? Or do you work for a government institution, and do you wish to know the ins and outs of wage taxes and national insurance contributions? Meijburg & Co’s experts are here to help you. We will create an inventory of your risks and opportunities, so that, ultimately, you can be in control of your tax position. We will be glad to address any queries you might have in consultation.

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