Tax duty for multinational companies and collaborations

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: 1 January 2022

What changes?

Is your multinational company a reverse hybrid entity? Your subsidiaries will have to start paying taxes from 2022, depending on their legal structure:

The tax duty applies to multinationals with more than 1 legal structure, based partly in the Netherlands and partly abroad, or that are founded in the Netherlands. For example, a Dutch private limited company (bv) with a number of limited partnerships in another country. These foreign legal structures may have been exempt from paying taxes in the Netherlands until now, or have had to pay less. For tax purposes, these companies are reverse hybrid entities.

The measure aims to prevent tax avoidance and is part of the EU ATAD2, the Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive.

The measure does not apply to investment funds trading in securities.

For whom?

  • Multinational corporations and partnerships consisting of more than 1 legal structure, that are founded or established in the Netherlands.


This part of the Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD2) enters into effect on 1 January 2022.

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