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Corporate Income Tax Advice

Would you like professional Corporate Income Tax advice from an experienced tax lawyer?

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My Corporate Income Tax Advice Services:


  • Which legal entity to utilize?


There are a number of legal entities in the

Netherlands, which may be utilized for business.

Examples are the BV, NV, CV. and foundation.

Depending on your situation a different legal

entity may be most suitable. Nijlandtax can

advise you which legal entities to choose for

your business or organization.

  • Place of establishment

The place of establishment of the CIT entity,

decides which country is allowed to tax the

company and to what extent. A legal entity is

established there where the general

management of the legal entity is established.

Nijlandtax is able to advise on international

establishment issues and can advise you on

these issues.

  • Participation exemption

The participation exemption generally means

that dividends received from another company

part of your concern are exempt from CIT. This

is one of the aspects that makes the Dutch tax

system so interesting for business. The

participation exemption can be very complicated

and Nijlandtax is able to provide you advice

on these issues.

  • Fiscal unities

When a company owns almost all of the shares

in another company subject to CIT, the profits

and losses of the group in the Netherlands may

be added and subtracted as a whole when

there is a fiscal unity. The law and regulations

regarding fiscal unities may be very complicated

and Nijlandtax can advise.

  • Offsetting losses

Nijlandtax can advise on how to best deal with losses in the Netherlands and how they may be offset with profits.

  • Interest deduction

Nijlandtax can advise on how to maximize interest deductions in The Netherlands.

  • Restructuring the business, mergers  and acquisitions

Nijlandtax can assist with restructuring the business and with mergers and acquisitions.

  • Applicability of EU law and international tax treaties

Nijlandtax can assist you with the applicability of EU law and international tax treaties.


Other CIT services, include:

  • Preparing and submitting the yearly CIT return

  • The transfer of an income tax business to a CIT business;

  • Discussions and reaching agreements with the Dutch Tax Authorities;

  • Appeals with the Dutch Tax Authorities;

  • Appeals before the Courts;

  • Registration and de-registration of a legal entity subject to CIT.




Corporate income tax (CIT) is an important aspect of the Dutch tax system, and it plays a significant role in the country's economy. This tax is imposed on the profits earned by companies and other legal entities operating in the Netherlands. In this introduction, we will provide an overview of the Dutch corporate income tax, including its purpose, rates, and key considerations for businesses.


Purpose of Dutch Corporate Income Tax


The primary purpose of the Dutch corporate income tax is to generate revenue for the government by taxing the profits of companies and other legal entitities. These tax revenues are then used to fund public services, infrastructure, and other government initiatives. Additionally, the corporate income tax system is designed to ensure fairness and equity in the taxation of businesses, as it seeks to apply tax rates proportionate to the profits earned.


Tax Rates


The Dutch corporate income tax is levied on the worldwide profits of companies established in the Netherlands or those conducting business activities within the country through a permanent establishment. The tax rates for corporate income vary depending on the amount of taxable profit. Currently, there are two tax brackets for corporate income tax:


It's important to note that the tax rates are subject to change, as they are determined by the Dutch government as part of its fiscal policies.


Key Considerations for Businesses


When it comes to corporate income tax in the Netherlands, there are several important considerations that businesses need to keep in mind:


1. Tax Deductions and Allowances: The Dutch tax system allows for various deductions and allowances that businesses can utilize to reduce their taxable profits. These include deductions for costs directly related to business activities, such as employee wages, rent, and interest expenses.


2. Tax Treaties: The Netherlands has an extensive network of tax treaties with many countries worldwide. These treaties aim to prevent double taxation and provide businesses with opportunities to optimize their tax position by taking advantage of provisions such as reduced withholding tax rates for cross-border transactions.


3. Transfer Pricing: Transfer pricing refers to the pricing of goods, services, and intellectual property transferred between related entities within multinational corporations. In the Netherlands, transfer pricing rules are in place to ensure that transactions between related parties are conducted at arm's length, reflecting market conditions. Compliance with these rules is essential to avoid potential tax adjustments and penalties.


4. Research and Development (R&D) Incentives: The Dutch government offers various incentives to encourage research and development activities within the country. These incentives include tax credits and reductions for qualifying R&D expenditures, which can significantly reduce a company's corporate income tax liability.




The Dutch corporate income tax is an essential component of the country's tax system, aimed at generating revenue and ensuring fairness in the taxation of businesses. The tax rates for corporate income vary based on the amount of taxable profit, and businesses can take advantage of deductions, allowances, and incentives to optimize their tax position. Understanding and complying with the regulations and considerations surrounding Dutch corporate income tax is crucial for businesses operating in the Netherlands to ensure both legal compliance and efficient tax planning.

Introduction to Dutch Corporate Income Tax


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