Doing business the Dutch way For many enterprises, the Netherlands are very important for their global network. Due to its central position amongst other European countries, the high level of education of its population and its open society, Holland is a main port for trade, logistics and innovative businesses. But it is also a country with a fairly high level of regulations. Non-Dutch corporations doing business in the Netherlands are faced with a list of dos and don’ts, created by numerous local and national government institutions. Are you considering ‘going Dutch’? Call on your reliable and professional local agent at Flynth.
What can we offer you?
When you want to do business in the Netherlands, you will get involved in regulations for your place of business, such as licences, several tax regulations (Corporation tax, VAT, income tax, etc.) and a wide range of other regulations, for instance for personnel. These regulations are partly specifically Dutch and partly harmonised to European standards.
Flynth is ready to take over your financial accounting, put you on your way in the rules and regulations and advise you on several fields:
At Flynth, you can contract out activities from booking up to preparing the annual accounts.
If desired, you can deal with part of the accounting yourself by means of our internet application GIBOnet Online Bookkeeping. Automatic linking with bank data is also possible.
- Administrative organisation
Optimal organisation of your own accounting system is the solution to having as little paperwork in your enterprise as necessary. We would gladly help you start off in the best possible way.
Staff and pay-roll records
Each enterprise engaging staff is obliged to keep the pay-roll records. In the Netherlands there are many rules and regulations for employers and employees. In addition, the collective labour agreements have stated preconditions to the compensation plans, and these are subject to constant change. You will have to accurately register your expenditure for salary, (travelling) expenses and the social contributions you have made. Besides, you will have to register absenteeism, days of leave and the personal data of your employees in your staff records. We will meticulously settle this bureaucratic performance for you and also keep our eyes open for each and every change in legislation, so that you will not have to worry about that.
After having prepared your financial accounting, we will deal with the various tax declarations (VAT, income tax and corporation tax). After your approval, all returns will be filed to the Tax Authorities electronically.
Major fiscal advantages can be obtained by proper tax planning, which can be achieved by an optimal fiscal business structure and proper preparatory planning.
Flynth employs more than 100 business consultants. These are specialists operating in various advisory teams, each of a separate specialization, e.g. Business management (start, expansion, reorganisation, projects), Location and housing, Financing, Company take-over and succession, Spatial planning and licences, Franchise & Cooperation.
Each entrepreneur needs other people to get business done. Legal advisers can give you support in making engagements and contracts. Furthermore, we have people who are specialized in e.g. notarial law, administrative law and labour law.
Your staff reflects the well-being of your company. Therefore, it is all-important to carefully examine the way you handle your employees and what sort of personnel would suit your company best. Our Flynth specialists will not only gladly help you outline your personnel policy, but also recruit and select new staff. Beside this, we can act as your discussion partner in reorganisations and as a mediator in conflicts. We will help you make retention programs or redundancy plans.
Innovation is the key to success. Therefore, as an entrepreneur, you should pay special attention to trends. You may already have ideas for new products or markets, internationalization, rural renovation areas or renewable energy. Flynth knows whether your plans are eligible for subsidy and how to make the most of it. In the Netherlands, there are about two thousand subsidy and financing schemes, each of which have their own conditions, opening periods and budgets. So your ideas may stand a good chance of laying claim to subsidies.
Network additional business services
All of our consultants dispose of a network of additional service suppliers who can support you in doing business in the Netherlands, e.g. notaries, banks, insurance intermediaries, Chamber of Commerce, estate agents and appraisers.
Flynth is a Dutch founded organization wellknown for its unique organizational structure. It is this structure that provides our clients with independent and highly personalized financial services. For more than 80 years we have supported entrepreneurs from all kinds of enterprises both medium-sized and small-sized with auditing, accountancy, business administration services, tax and legal advice and more.
Within the field of financial services we have substantial experience with international clients. As a member of BKR International the jurisdiction of our services is global. Flynth is the only Dutch accounting and consulting agency that is a member of BKR International, which is a world-wide cooperation of accountants and tax consultants. As a member of BKR, Flynth can call in expertise of affiliated agencies abroad. On the other hand, affiliatted foreign agencies call in Flynth when dealing with Dutch issues.
For more information about doing business in the Netherlands contact international@Flynth.nl or call Renate Gaertner +31 26 35 42 606.
P.O. Box 9221
NL-6800 KB Arnhem
T +31 26 35 42 606
F +31 26 35 42 731