COVID-19

The coronavirus and your tax affairs. All news items at a glance.

Second update of policy statement on corona crisis tax measures

The previous updated policy statement has now been replaced by the policy statement of May 6, 2020, in which the approvals in the previous policy statement are supplemented with new approvals, including with regard to the corona tax reserve, the normative salary and the work-related costs rules.

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Updated policy statement on corona crisis tax measures, including with regard to deferral of payment

By policy statement dated April 14, 2020 the Deputy Minister of Finance announced a number of specific approvals as a result of the corona crisis. That policy statement has now been replaced by the policy statement of April 22, 2020, in which the approvals in the previous policy statement are supplemented with new approvals, including with regard to deferral of payment, payment default penalties and the notification of inability to pay.

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Multilateral Instrument: Where do we stand?

The multilateral instrument (MLI) entered into force in the Netherlands on January 1, 2020. For many treaties this means that the application of such a treaty is not as self-evident as before. Do you want to avoid unpleasant surprises, also once the COVID 19 storm has died down? We have summarized the most important points of the MLI for you!

 

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Additional tax measures related to corona crisis announced

The government is introducing additional tax measures as a result of the corona crisis. By letter dated April 24, 2020 sent to the Lower House of Parliament, the Deputy Minister of Finance announced six measures, including the possibility to form a corona tax reserve that can be set off against the profit for the year 2019.

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Expansion of group approach in the NOW and easing of several other measures

By letter dated April 22, 2020 the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment announced an important expansion of the group approach in the NOW. We discuss this expansion briefly. We also discuss the announced easing of the unemployment insurance contributions differentiation and the imposition of penalties in respect of highly skilled migrants.

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Deputy Minister releases policy statement with corona crisis tax measures

By letter dated April 14, 2020 sent to the Lower House of Parliament, the Deputy Minister of Finance released a policy statement that further elaborates on the emergency tax measures by means of the granting of several specific approvals.

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Expansion and further easing of deferral of payment for businesses

Besides VAT, personal income tax, payroll tax and corporate income tax, the temporary deferral policy now applies to tax on games of chance, insurance premium tax, the landlord levy (verhuurderheffing), environmental taxes (energy tax/surcharge for sustainable energy (Opslag Duurzame Energie; ODE), coal tax, waste tax, tax on tap water), customs duties, excise duties (mineral oils, alcohol and tobacco), consumption tax on non-alcoholic drinks and similar taxes in the Dutch Caribbean.

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Transfer Pricing in the eye of the COVID-19 storm

In these turbulent times, it is very important to keep a close eye on your transfer pricing policy. We've listed the most important things you should consider when it comes to your transfer pricing matters.

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Conditions announced for ‘Temporary emergency bridging measure to retain jobs’

The scheme provides for compensation for payroll costs if an employer expects and ultimately experiences a decline in turnover of 20% or more as a result of the corona crisis. Compensation will be granted in relation to the decline in turnover and will amount to 90% of the eligible payroll costs.

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