Netherlands Vat Services & Information

Trade and tax


After years of experience as a tax consultant with, amongst others, one of the big four firms and as an in-house tax specialist in the international trade industry at a global transport and logistics provider, Trade and Tax was founded in 2007 by R.G.T. (Remon) Kums (1970).

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Netherlands VAT Guide Book

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VAT In Netherlands

Name of the tax Value Added Tax
Local name Belasting over de toegevoegde waarde (btw)
Date introduced 1 January 1969
Date of membership in EU 1 January 1958
Administered by Ministry of Finance (

VAT rates In Netherlands

Standard 21%
Reduced There is only one reduced VAT rate: 6%
Other Exemptions with (VAT zero-rated supplies) and without (exempt supplies) input VAT recovery.
VAT Number format NL 123456789B01
VAT return periods Monthly or quarterly, depending on the VAT liability
Thresholds registration No VAT registration threshold exists in the Netherlands
Recovery of VAT by non established businesses Yes


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