Inheritance tax and gift tax

Kopie van European Family Business Barometer 2019

The European Family Business Barometer is an annual survey published by KPMG Meijburg & Co, together with KPMG, FBNED and European Family Business (EFB). This study, which was carried out for the eighth time this year, provides insight into trends and developments at family businesses throughout Europe.

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Lower House of Parliament adopts 2021 Tax Plan package and bill on the Liquidation and Cessation Loss Schemes Limitation Act

We have briefly outlined the adopted tax amendments and a selection of the adopted motions.

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Guidelines on Mandatory Disclosure Rules (DAC6) published

During the parliamentary debates on the Dutch implementation of the Mandatory Disclosure Rules (DAC6) it was acknowledged that, in practice, it can be difficult to determine whether or not a certain arrangement is reportable. The Guidelines for Reportable Cross-border Arrangements published on June 30, 2020 by Decree dated June 24, 2020, provide further details about the reporting obligation for ‘Dutch’ intermediaries or ‘relevant taxpayers’.

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Postponement of deadline for notifications under the Mandatory Disclosure Rules (DAC6)

Recently, agreement was reached at the EU level on postponing by six months the deadline(s) for notifying reportable cross-border arrangements to the Dutch tax authorities under the Mandatory Disclosure Rules (DAC6). By letter to the Lower House of Parliament dated June 26, 2020, the Deputy Minister informed the Lower House that he will also be granting a postponement in the Netherlands by way of a policy statement of the same date enclosed with that letter.

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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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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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Draft bill on transparency of civil society organizations: foundations and associations must publish donations and financial data

On December 21, 2018, the Minister for Legal Protection published the draft bill on the Civil Society Organizations Transparency Act. The proposal provides for, on the one hand, insight into cash flows to civil society organizations by publishing information about donors who donate or make gifts of EUR 15,000 or more per year and, on the other hand, the obligation for foundations to disclose certain financial information.

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Bill on the introduction of a UBO register

Legal persons and other legal entities will soon be obliged to register their ultimate beneficial owners. On April 4, 2019 the bill ‘Implementation registration of ultimate beneficial owners of companies and other legal entities’ (‘the bill’) was presented to the Lower House. 

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Bill on a Central Register of Shareholders

For the purposes of introducing a central register of shareholders, the bill on the Central Register of Shareholders Act (“the bill”) was presented to the Lower House on January 19, 2017. 

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