provides information for domestic and foreign entrepreneurs who want to start a business or do business with The Netherlands. Business.gov.nl collaborates with various Dutch government and semi-government organizations to provide information on laws and regulations, subsidies and more.
- KVK, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, informs and supports entrepreneurs. The main legal tasks of the KVK are registering companies and providing information and advice.
- The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland) helps entrepreneurs in sustainable, agricultural, innovative and international business through a number of programs and subsidy schemes.
- The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) offers comprehensive services to companies establishing or expanding their operations in The Netherlands, providing a valuable database of downloadable resources on their website Invest in Holland.
- The Municipality of Groningen provides a lot of information for entrepreneurs on its website Municipality of Groningen about such things as permits, starting a business and subsidies.
For international companies, different rules matter. How do you hire staff and what about taxes? In the overview below, we highlight some specific topics:
- For information on procedures for employing workers, payroll and contracts, the guide from Business.gov.nl is helpful.
- Highly skilled migrants can follow a simplified procedure for obtaining work and residence permits. On the site IND (Immigration and Naturalization Service) you can find a convenient step-by-step plan. In The Netherlands, as an entrepreneur, you pay business tax through the Tax Administration (Belastingdienst). You can find all information about this on the website Tax Administration.
- The 30% rule is a tax incentive for employees with specific skills recruited to The Netherlands from abroad. These employees are considered "extraterritorial" and under this ruling their employer is allowed to provide 30% of their salary as an allowance, including compensations. More info on the website International welcome center north.
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