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Netherlands Offshore Company Incorporation

At Worldwide Fellow, our experts are readily available to assist our global clients to register a company in the Netherlands. The services include company formation, providing local nominee directors, and opening corporate bank accounts. 

On average, your Netherlands company can be registered within 3 working days upon submitting the necessary documents.

Setting Up A Netherlands Company : Your Netherlands Offshore Company

Typically, the process of incorporating your new Dutch legal entity can be as fast as three business days, as soon as we have received all necessary documentation in order. 

Step 1 : Making Reservations

• Choose a business entity: Our team of experts will reach out to you and advise you on the different types of companies in the Netherlands that best fit your business profile. The most common option for offshore companies in the Netherlands is a private limited company, otherwise known as a Besloten Vennootschap (BV).

• Choose a company name: Concurrently, we will thoroughly search the local Registrar’s Index of Names for the availability of your desired company name and reserve it. The company name has to be unique and not in use by another business.

Step 2 : Registration

• Appoint directors and shareholders: A company in the Netherlands must have at least one director and one shareholder, who can be individuals or corporate entities. At least one director must be a natural person and must have their principal place of residence in the Netherlands or in another EU member state.

• Completing all documents: Subsequently, we will collect information and assist you with the necessary documentation and registrations with the relevant authorities for your Netherlands entity. 

Step 3: Additional Services

✓ Providing Nominee Services (Director / Shareholder)
Opening of a Corporate Bank Account with International Banks
Providing a Local Address or Serviced Office 
✓ Obtaining a Business License (if necessary)

Step 4 : Delivery

And you’re done! After the successful incorporation of your new Netherlands entity, you are all set to carry out business worldwide. We will courier over the relevant incorporation documents to your preferred address for your safekeeping. Time of delivery varies depending on your location.  

Frequently Asked Questions on Netherlands Offshore Companies

Yes. Companies are taxed on worldwide income at 20% for the first €200,000, and at 25% on the rest. 

Yes, dividends are taxable at 0% – 15% rate regardless of the source of income (domestic or foreign). This tax can be offset against income tax (or corporate income tax if the shareholder is a private/public limited company).

VAT taxes are levied at 6% -21%.

A BV, or Besloten Vennootschap, is a private limited company while NV, Naamloze venootschap, is a public limited company. Generally speaking, the main difference would be the size and structure of the company.  

No. Companies in the Netherlands can be 100% foreign owned. 

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