Published: 22 November 2013 Modified: 02 December 2013
The Hague is a prime location for European business. With the recent changes in the Dutch tax regime, 2013 brings added opportunities to companies wishing to extend their activities in Europe. In general and especially for research and development activities, tax laws in the Netherlands have changed in favour of international companies.
Dutch tax advantage
The Netherlands has a very competitive tax regime aimed at stimulating entrepreneurship and foreign investment in the Netherlands. Among its features are:
- Corporate tax rate of 25%;
- A far-reaching international tax treaty network;
- A system of bonded warehouses ensuring duty is only paid on re-export of products;
- Efficient tax authorities who handle your business with speed; advance tax rulings, whereby a company’s future tax liability is agreed upon in advance
- Eligibility of key personnel for the 30% personal tax ruling.
Stable business climate
The Hague region profits from a stable and flexible business, political, financial and regulatory environment, with efficient and transparent procedures. The Netherlands continues to demonstrate excellent business performance and is highly experienced in attracting foreign investment. Worldwide, the Netherlands is ranked fifth in receiving foreign investments. In addition, The Hague has the lowest crime rate of all the major cities in the Netherlands.