Netherlands

The Netherlands, generally known as Holland, is situated at the estuaries of the Rhine and the Mass and is bordered by Germany in the East and Belgium in the South. The country is small and just 37,000 square Kilometers with almost all of the coastal areas below sea-level, the highest point only being 320 meters above sea level. The capital of the Netherlands is Amsterdam. The Hague is the seat of the Dutch Government. Rotterdam is the largest port in the world.

Key Corporate Features and Requirements

General
  • Type of entity: BV (Dutch Limited Liability Company)
  • Type of law: Civil
  • Shelf company availability: No
  • Time to establish a new company: 3-4 weeks
  • Minimum government fees (excluding taxation): Euro 230
  • Corporate taxation: 20% for taxable income up to €25,000;
  • 23.5% for taxable income as of €25,001 to €60,000
  • 25.5% for taxable income as of €60,001+
  • Double taxation treaty access: Yes
Share capital or equivalent
  • Standard currency: Euro
  • Permitted currencies: Any
  • Minimum paid up: Euro 18, 000
  • Usually authorized capital: Euro 90, 000
Directors or Managers
  • Minimum number: 1
  • Local required: No
  • Location of meetings: Anywhere
Members
  • Minimum number: 1
  • Publicly accessible records: Yes for single member, otherwise no
  • Location of meetings: Netherlands
Company Secretary
  • Required: No
  • Local or qualified: No
Accounts
  • Requirement to prepare: Yes
  • Audit requirements: Yes
  • Requirement to file accounts: Yes
  • Publicly accessible accounts: Excerpts for small companies, full details for large companies
Other
  • Requirement to file annual return: Yes


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