Relief for new companies
Have you started a business and are you liable for income tax in the Netherlands? You may be eligible for the tax relief for new companies (startersaftrek). You must meet certain conditions if you wish to make use of this tax relief.
Relief for new companies in the event of occupational disability
You have started a business and are entitled to an occupational disability benefit. In this case, you may be entitled to the relief for new companies in the event of occupational disability (in Dutch).
Let’s say you buy an asset that lasts a long time, a car or a computer for example. In that case, you are not allowed to deduct all the costs in 1 year. You must divide the costs over the years in which you use the asset. That is called amortisation, or depreciation. For those starting a new company, under certain conditions (in Dutch), you can decide how and when you want to amortise.
In addition to these schemes for new businesses, you may be able to benefit from the following schemes:
Chat with Tax Administration
Every day between 09:00 and 16:00 it is possible for starters and SMEs to chat with the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration. Go to https://goedestartbelastingdienst.nl/ to start a chat. You can also make an appointment for a video call with one of their advisors to ask them your tax questions.
When are you entitled to new company tax schemes?
To make use of the tax relief schemes for new companies, the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration must regard you as an entrepreneur. To get an indication of whether this is the case, use their online tool 'OndernemersCheck' (in Dutch).
Other deductibles and tax schemes
There are several other deductibles and tax schemes for entrepreneurs. Find out if they apply to you.