Fact File

Fact File Supplied By

Graham, Smith & Partners.

Location

Western Europe.

Time Zone

GMT +1.

Population

17,250,000 (August 2018).

Capital

Amsterdam.

Airport(s)

Amsterdam, Rotterdam/The Hague, Eindhoven.

Language

Dutch.

Currency

Euro.

Political System

Constitutional Democracy with monarch.

International Dialling Code

+31.

Legal System

Civil (Roman) law.

Centre's Expertise

Finance, logistics, chemicals, electronics.

Personal Income Tax

Between 9.45% and 49.50%.

Corporate Income Tax

25% (15% below €245,000).

Exchange Restrictions

No.

Tax Information Exchange Agreements

Yes, many.

Permitted Currencies

Any convertible currency.

Minimum Authorised Capital

BV: None NV: €45,000.

Minimum Share Issue

BV: €0.01 NV: 25%.

Shelf Companies

No, occasionally available.

Timescale for New Entities

A few days.

Incorporation Fees

There is now a Chamber of Commerce registration fee of €50.

Annual Fees

No public dues.

Minimum Number

One.

Residency Requirements

No legal requirement.

Corporate Directors

Allowed.

Meetings/frequency

No limits.

Disclosure

No, except for single shareholder plus UBO register requirements.

Bearer Shares

No.

Minimum Number

One.

Public Share Registry

No.

Meetings/Frequency

Once per annum.

Annual Return

Yes, the extent depends on size.

Audit Requirements

Depends on size.

Registered Office

No, but seat or residence is relevant for corporate law.

Domicile Issues

Legal seat. Re-domicilation possible.

Company Naming Restrictions

Some restrictions.