20 September 2022 was Prinsjesdag (Budget Day). The Dutch government launched its plans for the coming year on this day. Whether you are a self-employed professional, an SME owner or other type of entrepreneur, there will most likely be consequences for your business. This page gives an overview of all the plans that may affect you as an entrepreneur in English.
Attention: These measures are still subject to approval
The plans announced on Prinsjesdag still have to pass through the House of Representatives and the Senate (Tweede en Eerste Kamer), and only become official when declared an Order in Council (Algemene Maatregel van Bestuur, AMvB) or ministerial decree and after publication in the Staatsblad or the Staatscourant.
Freelancers and self-employed professionals
The third Tuesday in September is traditionally known as Prinsjesdag in the Netherlands. On Prinsjesdag, or Budget Day as it is called abroad, King Willem-Alexander gives the Speech from the Throne. The Speech from the Throne sums up the state of the nation, and outlines the government plans for the coming year. After the Speech, the Minister of Finance presents the chair of the House of Representatives with the National Budget and the Budget Memorandum. These documents describe how government is going to execute its plans, and how much budget is allotted to each plan.
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Please contact the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO