The principal VAT regulations in the Netherlands are encapsulated in the Value Added Tax Act of 1968 (Wet op de omzetbelasting 1968), commonly referred to as the “VAT Act,” along with various decrees detailing exclusions and additional directives that integrate the EU VAT directive into Dutch law.
VAT has been standardized among EU member states, including the Netherlands, where it functions as a broad-based consumption tax upholding fiscal neutrality. In alignment with these guidelines, each country adopts its own set of exemptions and VAT rates to fit its specific needs.
Everything you need to know about VAT registration, returns, Tax Representation (if applicable), and your legal duties in the Netherlands is conveniently located right here!
VAT is applied to these transactions:
Entities subject to VAT include:
|Tax Authority||Dutch Ministry of Finance|
|VAT in local language||Belasting toegevoegde waarde|
|VAT number format
|Standard 21%; Reduced 9%|
|Zero-rated (0%) and exempt|
|Intra-Community acquisitions||EUR 12.500|
|Intra-EU Distance sales and electronically supplied services to consumers (OSS)||EUR 10.000|
|Recovery of VAT by non-established businesses||Yes|
|VAT Group||Allowed but optional under the Dutch VAT Act.|
|Voluntary Registration||Not applicable. The VAT system in the country operates under a mandatory registration regime.|
|Compliance Returns and Deadlines|
|VAT Return||End of the month & quarter following the end of the filing period|
|Frequency||Monthly and Quarterly|
|European Sales Listing||End of the month & quarter following the end of the filing period|
|Intrastat||10th day following the end of the filing period|
|Annual Return||31st of March of the following year|
|Electronic Invoicing||It is authorized in Netherlands. Nevertheless, it is compulsory for B2G transactions.|
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The Dutch tax plan presented to Parliament aims to address potential tax revenue uncertainties arising from the global minimum tax scheduled to commence in 2024.