Corporate income tax

Further easing of deferral of payment for businesses

On March 19, 2020 the Deputy Minister of Finance, Hans Vijlbrief, informed the Lower House that every business that is faced with financial difficulties as a result of the corona crisis will be eligible for a deferral of payment with regard to their tax debt. As soon as the business has filed the request, the collection of their VAT, personal income tax, payroll tax and corporate income tax debts will be put on hold. The deferral will apply, in principle and automatically, for a period of three months.

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Additional corona crisis measures by the government (emergency package covering jobs and the economy)

With the passage of time, the corona pandemic is having an increasingly dramatic effect on the Dutch business community. The measures announced by the government on March 12, 2020 proved to be inadequate. For this reason, in a letter dated March 17, 2020, the government announced, in principle for the coming three months, additional measures to further support Dutch employees, self-employed persons and the Dutch business sector. These complement or extend the measures of March 12, 2020 and are discussed in our memorandum.

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Tax and economic measures relating to the coronavirus

The corona pandemic will also have a profound impact on the Dutch business community. The financial and economic consequences may also be considerable. By letter dated March 12, 2020 the government therefore announced several measures to support the business community. We discuss these measures, also mentioning several other tax points to consider and actions to take that could generate liquidity.

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eRecognition mandatory for businesses filing their own tax returns

If you file your own payroll tax or corporate income tax returns via the portal of the Dutch tax authorities, we recommend that you apply for eRecognition (eHerkenning) in good time. It appears from the responses to Parliamentary questions that in certain situations leniency will be shown to businesses that do not expect to be able to obtain eRecognition in time to fulfill their obligation to file tax returns. They will, however, have to promptly request a deferral for filing the tax return.

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Upper House adopts 2020 Tax Plan package and bills on ATAD2 and DAC6

Along with the adoption of the 2020 Tax Plan package and the bills on the implementation of ATAD2 and DAC6, the Upper House also adopted several motions.

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KPMG submission on ‘Pillar One’ approach to address digital economy tax issues

This week KPMG submitted its comments to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) consultation with regard to the unified approach under Pillar One.

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Limitation of liquidation and cessation loss rules for corporate income tax purposes (October 2019 update)

As we previously reported, the government intends to amend the liquidation and cessation loss rules for corporate income tax purposes as of 2021, in order to prevent improper use and to widen the tax base.

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FS Tax Newsletter Issue 28| April 2017

In this edition you will find, among others, a summary of our annual FS VAT seminar and a summary of the recently published decree on insurance premium tax. We have also included an update of relevant jurisprudence relating to VAT.

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FS Tax Newsletter Issue 27 | Februari 2017

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