VAT return / advice Netherlands 2016-10-20T13:15:29+00:00
VAT return

VAT return Netherlands

Filing a VAT return in the Netherlands can be quite complicated especially when you do business internationally. MFFA Tax Advice is a VAT outsourcing bureau providing VAT services to all type of businesses. We ensure that you fully use your option under the existing VAT legislation in the Netherlands and avoid letting you run any unnecessary risks with regards to the Dutch VAT return obligations.

Which people/companies can we help?

  • Foreign companies having a legal entity/branch/permanent establishment in the Netherlands
  • Foreign companies with no establishment in the Netherlands
  • Foreign companies who want to claim back VAT in the Netherlands / foreign paid VAT
  • Foreign companies importing goods through the harbour of Rotterdam
  • Holding companies with VAT obligations

VAT return Netherlands – Frequently asked questions

With respect to the Dutch VAT return we receive frequently asked questions, such as:

MFFA Tax advice offers the following Dutch VAT compliance services for national and international companies:

  • Preparation and filing of Dutch periodical VAT tax returns
  • Preparation and filing of the European Sales List (ESL) and Intrastat returns
  • Review self prepared (by client) VAT tax returns
  • Reclaiming Dutch paid VAT / foreign paid VAT
  • Submit VAT refunds requests within the EU, but outside the Netherlands
  • Filing objection against incorrect VAT assessments and conducting VAT appeal procedures

MFFA Tax advice offers the following Dutch VAT compliance services for national and international companies:

  • Preparation and filing of Dutch periodical VAT tax returns
  • Preparation and filing of the European Sales List (ESL) and Intrastat returns
  • Review self prepared (by client) VAT tax returns
  • Reclaiming Dutch paid VAT / foreign paid VAT
  • Submit VAT refunds requests within the EU, but outside the Netherlands
  • Filing objection against incorrect VAT assessments and conducting VAT appeal procedures

If clients are invoiced, certain invoice requirements must be met. The invoice must contain the date of issue, invoice number, full name and address of you and the client, description of the provided goods/service, Netherlands VAT rate, the amount, chamber of commerce number. In EU situations the EU-VAT number of you and the client abroad must be stated on it.

In case you face cross-border transactions within the EU or non-EU you will face different invoice requirements, you can contact us for more info.

Non-EU companies wishing to import goods in the Netherlands can apply for article 23 VAT. If the article 23 license VAT is granted by the Dutch tax authorities, the importer has a deferral in paying Dutch VAT from the date of import to the date it files the periodic VAT return. What happens is that VAT chargeable from the import is deducted also in the same periodic VAT return.

Please click here for our brochure about article 23 VAT Netherlands.

For those companies who want to do business in the Netherlands, we have made an example how a Dutch VAT tax return looks like. Please click here

More information about the VAT return in the Netherlands?

Do you wish to maximize your VAT refund? Or, would you like VAT advice on to how to avoid VAT problems such as incorrect VAT assessments and penalties? Please feel free to contact us through the contact form. You can also call us from within The Netherlands at (0)85 0030140 or call us from abroad at +31 (0)20 2615615.

Please also visit the English website of the Dutch tax authorities with respect to VAT in the Netherlands.

See also our overview of Netherlands VAT explained.

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