April 12, 2019

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.

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April 10, 2019
Implementation of the European Union Anti-Avoidance Directive 2016/1164


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.

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