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Do I have to register my business for VAT with the Dutch tax authorities if I provide a service to non-EU clients?

Question:
 
I am working fulltime in the Netherlands and simultaniously running my business providing a service to outside the EU. Should I register my business for VAT?
 
Answer:
 
You are living in the Netherlands. Consequence is that your business is also based in the Netherlands since you are the effective management of the business. This is only different if the business is based in a real office outside the Netherlands with a director in the same country who has full control over the company.
 
If your business is based in the Netherlands you will indeed have to register it for VAT purposes with the Dutch tax authorities. This can be arranged by first registering the business in the trade register of the Chamber of Commerce. Once this is done the VAT number is automatically provided by the tax authorities. From that moment you will have to maintain a business administration which will contain the VAT administration.
 
Expatax can help you with the administration.
 
 
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Comments (2)
Comment by RD on Tue, Nov 24th, 2015 at 4:59 PM
Hi, I am highly skilled migrant and can I work here with a company which is not acknowledged by IND? Or any other way I can still work with that company. Please confirm urgently. Thanks RD
Comment by Arjan Enneman on Tue, Nov 24th, 2015 at 5:37 PM
To able to work as a knowledge migrant the employer must be registered as a recognised employer with the IND. See https://ind.nl/en/individuals/residence-wizard/work/highly-skilled-migrant/. Otherwise the procedure for a normal labour migrant must be followed which will take more time and require more proof.
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