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As an entrepreneur, you are faced with new and modified rules and laws. This page offers an overview of changes relevant to businesses during the 1st Quarter of 2020.
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On 1 January 2020, the Balance Employment Market (WAB) comes into effect. It has several effects on employment contracts. Read more about the new act.
If you employ staff, the gross amount for the legal minimum wage and legal minimum youth wage increases on 1 January 2020. Read more about the Minimum wage.
The energy investment allowance will include investments which reduce CO2 emissions, for example heat infrastructure. Read more about the Energy investment allowance.
The sustainable energy surcharge will go up in 2020. Companies that use a lot of energy will have to pay more. Read more about the Energy tax.
Farmers will no longer have to pay 21% insurance premium tax on comprehensive weather insurance. Read more about Insurance premium tax.
The benefits scheme for self-employed professionals and freelancers is to be simplified. Read more about Financial support for self-employed professionals.
Entrepreneurs with a turnover under €20,000 can apply for exemption from paying VAT. Find out more about the Small businesses scheme.
If you sell digital books, newspapers and magazines, you can charge the lower 9% VAT rate. Read more about VAT rates.
Taxi companies will no longer receive a money back for private vehicle tax when they buy new cars. Read more about Private vehicle tax.
The rate in box 2 is to increase from 25% to 26.50% in 2020. In 2021 the rate will increase to 26,90%. Find out more about Corporate income tax.
The high rate of corporate income tax will not be lowered in 2020, and tax interest will scrapped. Find out more about Corporate income tax.
The government is to accelerate the decrease in deductions for entrepreneurs. Read more about Income tax.
Employers will be exempt from paying insurance premium tax on absenteeism insurance for staff on sick leave. Read more about Insurance premium tax.
If you dump or burn refuse from abroad, you will have to pay a waste disposal charge. Read more about Importing and exporting waste materials (EWSR).
If you own or lease electric cars in your business, the added taxable income rate will increase gradually. Read more about Company cars.
The introduction of the simplification of the tax system is to be accelerated. In 2020 there will be just 2 tax brackets, a year earlier than expected. Read more about Income tax.
The private business ownership allowance is to be gradually reduced to €5,000 in 2028. Read more about the Private business ownership allowance.
The Work-Related Cost Scheme (WKR) has been relaxed so that employers can offer their staff more tax-free compensation for work-related costs. Read more about the Work-related cost scheme.
Your employees will no longer have to track all their kilometres if they want to use a company lease bicyle. Read more about Company lease vehicles.
You can suspend your vehicle registration for longer than 1 year. You can also suspend the vehicle registration for different vehicles for different lengths of time. Find out more about Suspending vehicle registration.