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What are the advantages of a limited company?

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 company.
  • Benefit of a Dutch limited company is also that towards clients in the Netherlands you show that your company is officially registered in the Netherlands. You can use a foreign company to do business in the Netherlands, which is no problem, but this may lead to distrust from the clients.
  • Tax benefits can be used and for an individual shareholder it will be easier to determine income.
  • It is easier to transfer part of the shares to another company or individual in case of a joint venture or sale of the whole company.
  • If a holding company is set up it can receive amounts from daughter companies tax free.


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Comments (4)
Comment by vishal mair on Mon, Apr 8th, 2013 at 10:47 AM
dear sirs, i am looking to setup a limited company in netherlands for purposes of general trade. are you able to clarify whether this would come vat registered and the process to obtain a local business bank account for someone with not a very good credit rating, thanks.
Comment by arjan enneman on Sat, Nov 9th, 2013 at 11:22 PM
The limited company will be registered for VAT, this is automatically done once the company is registered in the trade register of the Chamber of Commerce. The company can open a bank account, part of the due diligence investigation of the bank can be that they check your credit rating. If this is a problem for them they may refuse to open an account for the company.
Comment by Nagil on Sat, Oct 10th, 2015 at 8:21 PM
Dear Sir, i would like to open a bv company in Netherlands, may use my apartment address for the company address?
Comment by Arjan Enneman on Wed, Oct 14th, 2015 at 3:14 PM
Yes, it is possible to use your personal address as the company address.
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