COVID-19 Tax provision
19 juni 2020 | Door: Barry Scheer
Under certain conditions, it is possible to create a tax provision in the 2019 corporate income tax return for the expected COVID-19 related loss in tax year 2020. In short, the following conditions apply to create a COVID-19 tax provision in 2019:
- There is an expected COVID-19 related loss in tax year 2020.
- The expected COVID-19 related loss cannot exceed the total loss expected by the taxpayer for tax year 2020.
- The amount of the tax provision in 2019 amounts to a maximum of the profit for the 2019 tax year that would apply without the tax provision.
- The COVID-19 tax provision must be added to the taxpayer's taxable profit in tax year 2020.
Corporate income tax return
The COVID-19 tax provision will be included in the 2019 corporate income tax return. If the company already filed a 2019 tax return, a new tax return should be submitted, accompanied by a notice of objection (if the 2019 assessment has been imposed and the period for appeal applies (6 weeks)) or a request for reduction of the 2019 taxable amount if the period for appeal has expired.
Source: Dutch tax authorities