Netherlands tax & business guide (ABAB)

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June 17, 2022 - ABAB

This is a thought leadership article from PrimeGlobal member firm ABAB Accountants and Consultants about what it is like to do business in the Netherlands.

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ABAB Accountants and Consultants, in conjunction with ABAB International, has produced a guide on the investment environment in the Netherlands. The publication, titled “Netherlands tax and business guide”, offers readers practical information about the country and its economy. It also sheds light on how to set up a business in the Netherlands, everything from choosing the appropriate legal form and the subsidy schemes, through to the tax system and labor law.

The 52-page document is broken up into eight sections:

  • Introduction
  • Starting business
  • Finding a location
  • Subsidies and financing
  • Tax legislation
  • Personnel
  • Useful addresses
  • Conclusion

In short, the guide below offers practical information to entrepreneurs on how to deal effectively and efficiently with some of the most important issues that they might face upon arrival in the Netherlands.

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ABAB is a full-service accounting, tax advisory and consultancy firm. The firm was established in 1924 and, today, has over 700 staff members in 15 offices throughout the southern region of the Netherlands. ABAB’s operations are unique due to our wide range of services and our client-service formulas. We are committed to providing the service most suitable to all our clients, whether they are small or large, national or international-based companies. Our clients are primarily unlisted companies, institutes, organisations in the non-profit sector and high net worth individuals.

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