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Limited company Sub-Categories

Incorporation (2)
Procedure, documents required
Share capital (3)
Amount of the share capital, type of shares
Shareholders (1)
Number of shareholders, type of shareholders
Stamrecht BV (8)
What are the rules with respect to a Stamrecht BV which is set up for a redundancy payment?
Tax and accounting (1)
Tax obligations
Limited company Articles
What can the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (kvk) do for my business?
Viewed 12656 times since Wed, Feb 22, 2012
  Question:   I am required to register my business with the Chamber of Commerce. What will they do for me?   Answer:   The Chamber of Commerce is responsible for maintaining the Trade Register.    Trade Register Act   The Chamber... Read More
Rules governing incorporation of a limited company in the Netherlands simplified from 1 October 2012
Viewed 12436 times since Wed, Jun 13, 2012
Entrepreneurs who want to do business in the Netherlands often opt for a limited company, officially called a private limited liability company or in Dutch "besloten vennootschap met beperkte aansprakelijkheid, abbreviated to "B.V.”. The fact that... Read More
Can I buy an existing limited company (BV) instead of setting up a new company?
Viewed 6676 times since Thu, Feb 7, 2013
Question: Can I buy an existing limited company (BV) instead of setting up a new company? Answer: Empty BV It is possible to buy an existing BV. But you will have to be sure that there are no hidden (tax) claims in the BV. Since setting u... Read More
Brochure: setting up a limited company in the Netherlands
Viewed 5650 times since Tue, Dec 13, 2011
Brochure Find more information about setting up a private limited company in the Netherlands in our brochure.   Contact Expatax for company formation or to establish a branch in the Netherlands.   Read More
What are the advantages of a limited company?
Viewed 5286 times since Mon, Dec 5, 2011
Benefits of choosing for a limited company:  The liability can be kept within the Dutch limited company. This way the foreign mother company or the individual will be safe in case something happens. Liability is often the reason to set up a limited... Read More
What are the accounting costs for a BV - limited company?
Viewed 4421 times since Thu, Feb 7, 2013
Question:Hello, I am considering starting a BV for my koffie house business. Can you tell what the additional fee would be to do quarterly taxes and end of year tax? I forcast approximately 120 000 euro per year in coffee and pastry sales.Answer:You... Read More
Is it possible for a limited company (bv) to have zero employees?
Viewed 4294 times since Thu, Mar 21, 2013
A limited company can indeed be formed without employees. The company will have at least one shareholder but this shareholder does not have to be employed by the company nor other employees have to be hired.  But this doesn‘t mean that ... Read More
Can we already do business in the Netherlands while our limited company is being set up?
Viewed 3958 times since Thu, Feb 23, 2012
Using the B.V. to do business while it is not incorporated yet Let’s say you want to start doing business in the Netherlands almost immediately, but you do not want to wait till the procedure of establishing the B.V. is finalized. In that case... Read More
Is it necessary to adjust the articles of association of my limited company based on the new "Flex BV" rules?
Viewed 1864 times since Wed, Oct 31, 2012
Question:   Is it necessary to adjust the articles of association of my limited company based on the new "Flex BV" rules?   Answer:   No, the law assumes that this is not necessary. By introducing the law the changes under the fl... Read More
Do we have to offer a minimum salary to our part time director?
Viewed 1463 times since Fri, Aug 8, 2014
Question:   Is there a mandatory hiring and salary for a CEO in a new B.V.? I have heard about minimum € 40 k / year but see nothing mentioned. We will only be hiring a part-time CEO for the first year. If applicable, will salary drop... Read More
Is it allowed to rent a commercial property for a non resident of the Netherlands?
Viewed 1107 times since Thu, Jun 5, 2014
Question: I have an idea to open a hostel in the Netherlands. I‘d like to register a company like llc. The point is that I am not a resident of the Netherlands, I live in Moscow and I‘m a Russian citizen. So firstly I have to rent a co... Read More