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Dutch VAT Registration

When you want to apply for a VAT registration in the Netherlands, you need to understand the requirements of the local tax authority. And besides that, the application process is often required to be completed or filled in in a foreign language. These activities could be a threshold for you or your firm, because the Dutch VAT registration can be a relatively complicated task. Here at TGS lime tree, we can assist you with the Dutch VAT registration of your company.

VAT registration in the Netherlands

If you are a foreign entrepreneur who is involved with Dutch VAT, you are in many cases required to register with the Netherlands Tax and Customs Administration. But this is not always the case. There are three different situations on which this depends:

  • If you are a foreign entrepreneur who is required to submit a VAT return, and who imports or exports goods (intra-community), then you must apply for VAT registration in the Netherlands.
  • If you are an entrepreneur from a non-EU country who is not obliged to submit a VAT return, and who would like to claim a refund of VAT, then you must apply for VAT registration in the Netherlands.
  • If you are an entrepreneur from another EU country who is not obliged to submit a VAT return, who would like to claim a refund of VAT, then you do not apply for VAT registration in the Netherlands, because you can submit a claim for refund in your own country.

As being stated above, it can be difficult for a foreign company to complete its Dutch VAT registration. And besides that, it can be difficult to find out whether firm has to register for VAT or not. That’s why we assist firms with our knowledge regarding VAT registration and VAT in general, so we can help them prevent making time-consuming and costly mistakes. Feel free to contact our team of VAT specialists. They can help you out with any questions regarding the subjects stated above.

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