All businesses have to deal with it: VAT. It is really quite a simple tax to understand: part of your turnover is remitted to the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration. And yet it can be complicated.
VAT in short
VAT stands for “value added tax”, and is also called “turnover tax”. It is a tax that is collected through manufacturers and suppliers, who increase the prices of their products and/or services by the VAT rate applicable to products and/or services in question. At present there is a high rate of 21% and a low rate of 6% in the Netherlands. The zero rate applies to some products and services and some products and services are exempt from VAT.
Dealing with VAT
All businesses must file VAT returns periodically, generally on a quarterly basis. Businesses and organisations remit VAT Please have received and claim back VAT they have paid. Ultimately, consumers and organisations that are not liable to pay VAT pay the VAT on products and services that they have purchased. Some products and services are, however, exempt from VAT.
We would be happy to provide you with more information about
- VAT on immovable property
- The travel agency facility
- Requesting refunds of VAT paid abroad
- Acquiring cars
Questions about VAT
We look forward to helping you move forward. If you have any questions about VAT, please contact us using the form shown on the right, with no strings attached. You may expect our reply within 24 hours.