Resulting from European regulations, the Dutch UBO register will finally enter into force on 27 September 2020. It is designed to prevent the use of the financial system for money laundering and terrorist financing, by making transparent who is pulling the strings at organizations established in the Netherlands. In addition, the public nature of the register enables individuals and organizations to make better informed decisions with regards to the question – who do they do business with. In the Netherlands, the management of the UBO register is entrusted with the Chamber of Commerce.Read more →
I. NOW: wage costs reimbursement
This facility is meant for businesses with staff that expect to have a turnover loss of at least 20% within the coming three months. Extraordinary circumstances causing the turnover loss do not have to be demonstrated.
The Government of the Netherlands aims to prevent the loss of jobs and income due to the Corona Virus by means of the ‘Temporary Emergency Measures Employment Bridging’ (NOW). Employers coping with significant turnover loss are eligible to receive a reimbursement in wage costs. The facility aims to keep workers employed for as much as possible, even those who are not entitled to a continued salary pay. The facility is expected to open from 6 April 2020. The application period will run up and to 31 May 2020. Employers will receive an advance from the Executive Institute for Workers’ Insurances (UWV) if their application is approved.Read more →
In accordance with long-standing practice, 17 September 2019 marked the annual Dutch Budget Day (also known as or “Prince’s Day”). On this third Tuesday of September, the new operating year of the Dutch government was initiated. The Dutch Minister of Finance, Mr. Wiebe Hoekstra, offered his National Budget Plan for the year 2020 to the Members of Parliament.Read more →
CIS Management B.V. had successfully taken part in INTAX EXPO business conference during September 23-24 in Moscow.
The event was a two days’ working site for presentations and panel discussions topics and also provided a vast opportunity for networking and catching up.Read more →
As we have informed you earlier in our news alerts (on June 18, 2018 and April 16, 2016), the long expected UBO register is soon to be implemented in the Netherlands. The legislative proposal on this was finally submitted to the Dutch Parliament on April 4, 2019. The register is to be implemented in the Netherlands following the (Fifth AMLD) EU Directive 2018/843 of the European Parliament and the Council dd 30 May 2018, amending the (Fourth AMLD) EU Directive 2015/849 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing.
It is the plan to have the UBO register as a part of the Trade Register of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. UBO information will be generally publicly available, with certain restrictions.
Directive (EU) 2016/1164, laying down rules against tax avoidance practices, also known as the first Anti Tax Avoidance Directive, or ATAD 1, has been implemented by the Netherlands, with effect of January 1st, 2019.
This news alert briefly touches on a few changes in Dutch tax laws based on the implementation of ATAD 1.Continue reading →
Corporate income tax
Corporate tax is also facing changes: starting from 2019 corporate income in the amount of first EUR 200 0000 will be taxed at the rate of 19%, with the income over EUR 200 000 to be taxed at the rate of 25%. Further rate reductions are expected within the coming two years.Continue reading →
Following a more than a century’s tradition, on September 18, 2018 the regular events due on the so-called Budget day (also known as Prinsjesdag, or “Prince’s Day”), always held on the third Tuesday in September, took place. On this day the government announces its affirmed tax plan for the coming year in the presence of the King of the Netherlands. Following the Speech of the King from the Throne, the parliamentary year is officially declared opened thereafter.Continue reading →
VAT grouping has a number of advantages: it reduces the costs of administration, just one VAT return has to be filed for the whole group, members of a group do not charge VAT for goods and services supplied to each other and VAT to be paid and to be received can be set-off between the members of the group.Continue reading →
As we have previously informed you through our newsletter, based on the fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (“AMLD4”) all EU Member States have to establish a register containing accurate information on the UBO’s of enterprises and legal entities (“UBO-Register”).Continue reading →