The Adoption of the BEPS in the Netherlands

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The Adoption of the BEPS in the Netherlands

Type: Part of book or chapter of book
Title: The Adoption of the BEPS in the Netherlands
Author: Mosquera, Valderrama I.J.
Start Page: 190
End Page: 213
Pages: 24
Publisher: Fiscal Publications
Issue Date: 2019
Keywords: tax
the Netherlands
Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive
Transfer Pricing
Abstract: The approach of the Netherlands to tackling tax evasion and tax avoidance has changed over the course of the years 2015 to 2018. These changes are to a great extent the result of the priority of the Dutch government to ensure that “the Netherlands’ image as a country that makes it easy for multinationals to avoid taxation”is overturned by appropriate measures. As a member of the OECD, the Netherlands has participated in the design of the content of the BEPS Actions and in the BEPS Inclusive Framework. In general, the Netherlands has adopted all BEPS Actions and it has committed to the BEPS Multilateral Instrument for almost all its tax treaty network and with very few reservations. More recently, in February 2018, the State Secretary of Finance published two Policy Letters, one to introduce the Tax Policy Agenda and the other to introduce measures to tackle tax avoidance and tax evasion. The Dutch government has proposed in the Tax Policy Agenda several measures to counteract tax avoidance including the adoption of the EU Anti-Avoidance Tax Directives (ATAD 1 and ATAD 2) with some stricter requirements. If the measure relating to ATAD 1 is approved by the Dutch Parliament, the result will be a stricter rule than the minimum standard of ATAD 1. In order to address the needs of investors, the Netherlands is also proposing favourable rules such as the elimination of the Dutch dividend withholding tax and reduction of the corporate income tax rate. As of July 2018, these measures are still under discussion.
Sponsor: Horizon 2020(H2020)

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