VAT

Expansion of corona support in connection with extension of lockdown (January 2021)

On January 21, 2021 in a letter sent to the Lower House of Parliament the government announced that the current relief and recovery package for the economy and labor market would again be expanded.

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New policy statement on VAT fixed establishments

The policy statement, among other things, lays down the Dutch viewpoint on the concept of a fixed establishment and the VAT treatment of transactions between a head office and a fixed establishment.

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Final VAT return for 2020: adjustments under the VAT Deduction Exclusion Decree and private use of company cars

Our memorandum with flowchart provides an up-to-date explanation of how the adjustment affects the recovery of VAT on staff benefits, promotional gifts and other gifts. We also explain the effect of the VAT adjustment for the private use of company cars.

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Relief and recovery package for the economy and labor market reappraised

In a letter sent to the Lower House of Parliament on December 9, 2020 the government announced that the existing relief and recovery package for the economy and labor market  – which was announced in August and has applied since October 1, 2020 – would be amended and some elements expanded.

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Supreme Court interprets VAT exemption for collective asset management in broad terms: management of individual assets via investment profiles is exempt

On December 4, 2020 the Supreme Court rendered judgments in two important asset management cases.

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CJEU: no VAT deduction for ‘setting aside’ raised capital after unsuccessful acquisition of a participation

If the intended acquisition of a participation cannot be realized, for example due to the corona crisis, we recommend that you examine the VAT implications of this in more detail.

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Webcast series VAT changes e-commerce

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New questions to CJEU: towards a broader concept of fixed establishment for VAT purposes?

A Romanian Court recently sought a preliminary ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU”) about the concept of fixed establishment for VAT purposes in the Berlin Chemie case (C-333/20). This case again shows that the concept of fixed establishment for VAT purposes is evolving.

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AG of the Supreme Court: management of individual assets via investment profiles is subject to VAT

On September 23, 2020 Advocate General to the Supreme Court, Ms. C.M. Ettema, issued Opinions in two interesting asset management cases.

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