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We offer a complete package of services to American business and/or it's advisers. In order to serve you best in optimizing the global tax position we will start by asking some questions, such as:
- What is the US tax credit position? (excess credit, excess limitation, managed tax position, net operating loss or overall foreign loss etc.)
- What are the treasury goals? (repatriation or not etc.)
The outcome of those two crucial questions are the starting point for our support. Click on the +symbols below to read more about the specific services that the US-Netherlands Desk provides.
American tax legislation is known to be complicated. This also applies to most tax treaties concluded by the US, which contain the infamous so called 'limitations on benefits provisions'. Our experienced professionals have in-depth knowledge of the US–Netherlands cross border (tax) issues, international and local tax legislation and they know how to combine this in a solution that meets your demands.
Tax optimization often is one of the reasons why American business ask for our services. We are happy to assist and advise you in activities such as:
We work closely with our US based colleagues of LEA Global (Leading Edge Alliance). We meet each other on a regular basis to exchange tax planning ideas, discuss client specific issues, meet (potential) clients and to give presentations to the local business environment. Therefore LEA Global isn’t a glorified directory of loosely connected international providers. We are an alliance of strong, productive and personal relationships.
All tax advisors of the US-Netherlands Desk have online access to the largest tax library in the world: the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD).
When you are buying, selling or importing, exporting or even providing loans via the Netherlands to countries outside the EU, you will be a taxpayer for VAT purposes.
VAT is completely different than the US Sales tax. And for US businesses it is our experience that not understanding VAT is more the rule than the exception. To help you understand, we can provide you with a basic course.
Being a company for VAT means you will have to file VAT returns, most likely per quarter. The invoices need to meet certain requirements. When you sell to other countries in the EU you will have to do an Intra community sales listing.
The VAT you pay on your purchases / input side are deductable.
The Netherlands applies favorable tax regulations regarding cross-border trade and transactions. There is an import permit for companies established in the Netherlands and for foreign companies with a general fiscal representative in the Netherlands. This import permit saves the pre-financing of VAT.
The US-Netherlands Desk can be your VAT Representative and can take care of your:
The VAT-specialists of the US-Netherlands Desk are an important soundboard for our American clients in topics such as invoicing requirements, reverse charge mechanisms, triangular sales, exemptions, deduction of input tax, imports and exports, intracommunity performances, lodging appeals and objections.
And - very important - we represent our American clients during meetings and negotiations with the Dutch Tax Department. Thanks to our extensive international networks, we can represent you in the Netherlands, but can also assist you in other European countries. This gives you, as our valued client, the benefit of dealing with a single point of contact for all your European affairs.
As an employer in the Netherlands you will be subject to various regulations and obligations which differ hugely from those in the United States. For example, assistance during absence due to illness (including prevention and assistance of absent employees) is a key employer issue in the Netherlands. Employers who fail to undertake the correction actions and measures risk severe sanctions. Our professional's local expertise assures you of expert and reliable advice if you have any issue with employees in the Netherlands.
If you intend to station American employees as expats in the Netherlands there are quite some regulations which you should keep in mind. To your and your employee's interest. It is advisable to consult our US-Netherlands Desk to gain insight in the risks. We will help you to limit unpleasant surprises. We will advice and assist you in stationing any expat (non-Dutch employees) in the Netherlands. We are also happy to support in issues such as:
Our colleagues of the Bol HR team perform administrative payroll activities for over 1,100 employers in and outside the Netherlands, including the customers of our US-Netherlands Desk. They can take over your entire payroll administration. Additionally, you can use our best-in-class online tools. This will allow you to view your payroll administration online, and enter data in the accounting files if necessary.
Our payroll professionals will check your entries and will back you up or even can do the entry for you. Back in America, or where ever you are in the world, you have access to the online platform for monitoring all information. Our US-Netherlands Desk will be happy to inform you about our service packages if you intend to hire staff in the Netherlands.
Keeping records and preparing annual accounts for your business is mandatory in the Netherlands regardless being originated in America. As the accountants of the US-Netherlands Desk are well-versed in all local rules and regulations, we recommend you to use their services. You can rely on us for information and advice, or outsource the full accounting package up to preparing payments.
You can have your employee(s) to do the bookkeeping for your Dutch subsidiary, but it might be more convenient to outsource this to Bol International. Therefore we offer you B-OnLine, a best in class automation solution for your administration. For example, we scan invoices for you and read them automatically into your administration and plan automatically a bank transaction.
B-OnLine provides you with 24/7 insight into up-to-date details on the performance of your Dutch subsidiary. So you can use your computer or smartphone at home or at your office in the US, or where ever in the world you are, to log into your online business accounts in real time.
We offer our American clients a variety of services related to auditing and corporate finance, such as:
The US-Netherlands Desk does not merely stick to the administrative requirements during audits. In addition to complying with legal requirements, we add some common sense to the process. Based on our US specific experience, we are accustomed to approach the issue from different reference frameworks. This gives additional information and knowledge which you can use in your day to day governance of your company.
The American legal culture differs hugely from the Dutch situation. Therefore we found it crucial to include several legal counsels in our US-Netherlands Desk.
Our lawyers work closely with the other members of the US-Netherlands Desk and can assist you in a wide variety of legal services, such as:
If you want to establish your business in the Netherlands (f.e. start a 'B.V.' or a Cooperative) by Dutch law the US-Netherlands Desk is not permitted to perform specific services concerning the actual presentation in the Netherlands for reasons of objectivity and avoidance of conflicts of interest. But we do can bring you in contact witch trustworthy partners in our network who can take care of the practical issues such as:
Working internationally requires a broad perspective, experienced professionals in both local and international legislation, and last but not least guidance. Bol International works with a full team of just such professionals. We systematically and structurally deploy our local expertise and knowledge of international business for our American customers. Let us be your guide.