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VAT Netherlands

If your business is registered in The Netherlands for VAT purposes then it is likely you will have to file VAT returns for your business, either monthly, quarterly, or on an annual basis. Although standard situations may be straightforward where it comes to Dutch VAT regulations, there are many exceptions which can make it a very challenging type of tax. This could for example relate to the private use part of business expenses and how to correct this in the VAT return. Especially international business transactions prove to be very challenging with many different applicable VAT rules and regulations.

VAT Netherlands

Perhaps you are struggling with filing the VAT returns yourself or have questions how certain transactions should be processed correctly for VAT purposes.

When is it recommendable to hire an international tax advisor? 

  • If your business trades internationally and you need to know how the international transactions are treated for VAT purposes;
  • If you have a dispute with the Tax office regarding a VAT return, or you need to file a correction;
  • If you want advice regarding VAT implications of international a-b-c transactions, both on invoices and VAT returns;
  • If you are starting a business and want to know about the possibilities of the VAT status and filing requirements.

Your situation

In the situations mentioned above it is wise to let a tax advisor have a look at your situation. We can file your VAT returns and advise you on VAT Netherlands according to the Dutch tax rules. For advice regarding the national tax system within another country, a local advisor will have to be used, who knows all the ins and outs of the local system. We have access to 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 number of hours which we expect will be required. It is not always easy to make an accurate estimate as we are dependent 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 corporate advisor 

If you have 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 fines 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 and accountants who will not only provide good financial accounts for your business, but will provide you with sound advice to grow further. Your business will be VAT compliant and a check will be done if the VAT in your business is set up properly. 

If we were to assist, you can be confident that you are utilizing the accurate VAT rates and filing VAT returns optimized for tax efficiency. Or if your business is trading with many other countries around the world, we can help you to gain overview of your VAT situation. In the most divers circumstances we are committed to providing complete international accounting services.

Read more about the VAT requirements and for who they apply here.


“Very professional service, I have dealt with 3 other tax advisors, wasted a lot of time and money before I found answers to my questions here. Very detailed answers to all questions and no vague responses, especially when the questions are related to complicated international taxation situation, this place is the right place. “

– Beshir –


“As an expat and business owner, my income taxes can get pretty complicated. But thanks to the folks at J.C. Suurmond & zn., I don’t have to worry about getting things wrong or forgetting obscure tax rules. It’s great to feel like I have someone on my side dealing with the Dutch tax authorities. They’ve handled my taxes for years, and I hope they will for years to come. Thanks 🙏🏼”

– Brian Pagán-


“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