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Starting a business in the Netherlands

Are you an expat in The Netherlands and would you like to set up your own business? Although the business climate is mostly favourable for international businesses, many legal and fiscal aspects will have to be taken into account when starting a business in the Netherlands. Perhaps you are still in the process of deciding what business structure is tax-wise the most efficient. Or maybe you find yourself lacking in knowledge as to the Dutch tax laws and you want to avoid double taxation. 

Starting business in the Netherlands

When is it recommendable to hire an international accountant? 

  • If you are looking into starting a business in the Netherlands and want advice and support;
  • If you want advice about what type of business suits your situation best;
  • If you would like to know if you could qualify for the 30% ruling by starting a business in the Netherlands;
  • If you have started a business in the Netherlands and are looking for the most tax efficient structure.

Your situation

In the situations mentioned above it is wise to let an international tax advisor have a look at your situation. We can advise you on the best business structure according to the Dutch tax rules. For advice regarding the national tax system of another country, a local advisor will have to be employed, who knows all the ins and outs of this. We are in possession of a vast, international network of advisors.

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How can we help you?

Suurmond Tax-Consultants has been advising entrepeneurs for more than 35 years. After contacting us it will become clear whether we are the right party to help you and your business. 

In a contactform or an e-mail you can explain your situation and ask us any questions you may have. Your situations will be looked at by one of our advisors. On the basis of this, the tax advisor will come back to you for further details. Our hourly rate ranges from €175 to €285 excl. 21% VAT.

If you agree, then the advisor will look at the different aspects which apply to your situation and which elements are important to work on. Then a proposal is made with all the elements included on which you need advice and guidance. 

After this, we will update you on the amount of hours which we expect will be required. It is not always easy to make an accurate estimate as we are dependant on information and details from your side as well. In addition, how your case will proceed depends on the response of the tax inspector as well to  our argument. If required, a consultation can be set up online or at our office.

The importance of hiring an international tax advisor 

If you are starting a business in the Netherlands, you will want to know for certain that what you are doing is done correctly, as you must be compliant. The Tax Office can impose high penalties if your affairs are not in order and presented correctly. 

At our office you can be certain that you will be supported by experienced advisors.

Your business will be set up in the most tax efficient manner bearing in mind the long-term consequences, including the right business type to use. Moreover, you will know that you have benefited from all possible tax opportunities.


“Thank you Sander for your excellent advice over the last 5 years, you made the taxation issues for me as an expat a much easier process than I was expecting, my experience of living in the Netherlands but working for a UK company might have been very different if not impossible were it not for you!”

– Louise Davies –


“Sander and his team have helped my UK-based software company to set up the required mechanisms to employ people in the Netherlands, and provided ongoing support on a range of tax-related questions. I’ve been continuously impressed by the knowledge, efficiency and responsiveness of him and his team – thank you!.”

– Laura –


“They are very helpful and responsive in the times of need. Good and clear communication of right information.”

– Mishanthini Sivasamy –

Who are Suurmond Tax Consultants

Since 1986 expat and business tax advice in relation to the Netherlands is one of our areas if expertise we provide to our individual and/ or business clients.

In addition, we can also assist in a variety of other cross-border situations. We will ensure you are compliant as well and that you pay no more tax than needed. Examples include advising clients as to starting a business in The Netherlands, accounting, property tax, and amnesty ruling. We file all types of  tax returns and specialise for example in the 30% ruling and 183-days rule consequences. The value we can add with our fiscal advice, is a key focus point to us. Also, what should not be overlooked, is the fact that a correct tax return will prevent future issues and penalties. This is essential when moving to a new country, or when setting up a business in a new country. 

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J.C. Suurmond & zn. Tax Consultants
Zwarte Zee 100
3144 DE Maassluis
T: +31 (0)10-3033701


General information

CoC register: 27224918
VAT: NL 8016.36.668.B.01
Tax consultant number: 330826