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Anticipate now for the legislative changes by 2020

Anticipate now for the legislative changes by 2020

26 maart 2019 | Niels Woudstra

With a view to announced legislative changes by 2020, it is important for employers to anticipate already in 2019. There is no transitional legislation in most of these cases, as a result all applicable situations on January 1, 2020 and later, this new legislation must be executed. If employers are still able to draw up employment contracts, it is advisable to construct the situation in a certain way. It will probably save a serious amount of wage costs.

Draft Decree relating to no-deal Brexit has been published

Draft Decree relating to no-deal Brexit has been published

26 maart 2019 | Jasper Gorter

Where the application of various tax laws is concerned, the draft Decree states the UK is assumed to be member of the EU throughout the fiscal year 2019. Only when a no-deal Brexit will happen, the Decree will come into effect.

New legislation for partnerships in the Netherlands

New legislation for partnerships in the Netherlands

26 maart 2019 | Joost Blom

A few weeks ago the Dutch Government has published possible new legislation for partnerships in The Netherlands. In The Netherlands we have waited for a long time for this legislation because the current legislation is very limited regarding partnerships and therefore there are a lot of uncertainties about some legal aspects of the partnerships. This new legislation should solve these problems.

MSI Global Alliance first to join Global Connect collaboration between DFK and AGN

MSI Global Alliance first to join Global Connect collaboration between DFK and AGN

6 februari 2019 | Marco Vermin

A strategic alliance between leading independent accounting associations DFK International and AGN International has been expanded with the addition of a multi-disciplinary partner. MSI Global Alliance is the first to join Global Connect since it was established as a new collaboration between DFK and AGN in January 2018.

Compensation for transitional fee for long-term illness

Compensation for transitional fee for long-term illness

1 oktober 2018 | Niels Woudstra

We had already announced the possible introduction of this regulation in previous news reports. However, we were not sure if it would continue and how its details would be regulated. both the Second and the Upper House of Parliament in the Netherlands approved a Bill this summer to regulate the transition fees that an employer must pay in compensation when terminating an employee’s contract due to long-term illness.

New legislation in The Netherlands

New legislation in The Netherlands

1 oktober 2018 | Joost Blom

Not only tax laws change as a result of the yearly ‘Prinsjesdag’ in the Netherlands, but often civil laws also change as a result of the plans of the Dutch Government for the upcoming year. However, this year there are not so many plans that influence directly civil laws. However, indirectly there will some changes in civil law. Also due to the coalition agreement from 2017 there are some changes coming up.

Advance preparation for upcoming Dutch VAT increase

Advance preparation for upcoming Dutch VAT increase

28 september 2018 | Harm-Jan de Boer

As of the beginning of next year the lower VAT rate will be raised from 6% to 9% in The Netherlands. This has several consequences that should be anticipated by businesses in advance of the increase. Examples include the implementation of possible price increases or necessary adjustments to administrative procedures.

Prince's Day 2018: top 10 important plans that affect your business

Prince's Day 2018: top 10 important plans that affect your business

28 september 2018 | Jasper Gorter

Tuesday September 18th, Dutch Minister of Finance Wopke Hoekstra presented the 2019 Budget Memorandum and the 2019 Tax Plan. The government is focusing on reducing the tax burden on employment, combating tax avoidance and evasion, improving the attractiveness of the Netherlands as a business location and making the tax system greener and more easily enforceable. A brief explanation of the most notable changes in the area of taxation is provided below.