June 2020

COVID-19 #14 | Germany temporarily lowers VAT rates as of 1 July

2020-06-08T15:20:21+00:008 June 2020|COVID-19, vat|

As part of the corona measures, agreement has been reached in Germany on various measures. One of these is a temporary reduction in VAT rates. The standard rate of 19% is reduced to 16%, the 7% rate is reduced to 5%. This regime will be in place on July 1, [...]

COVID-19 #13 | Attention! Deadline for application NOW 1.0 expires this Friday 5 June

2020-06-03T12:25:19+00:003 June 2020|COVID-19, tax + global mobility|

The Dutch corona measure NOW 1.0 which provides employers with a substantial compensation for labour costs for the months March, April and May is about to expire. Applications can still be submitted up to and including Friday 5 June 2020. Applications for NOW 2.0 covering the months of June, July, [...]

May 2020

COVID-19 #12 | Adjustments of Dutch Government support measures (NOW)

2020-05-25T14:26:35+00:0025 May 2020|COVID-19, tax + global mobility|

The Dutch government has announced changes to the first tranche of the Emergency Package to Support Jobs and the Economy (NOW). More companies are now eligible for the scheme that came into effect on 2 April. Furthermore, the application period has been extended from May 31 to Friday June 5. [...]

COVID-19 #11 | Employee does not meet the salary requirement

2020-05-14T09:32:24+00:005 May 2020|COVID-19, immigration|

If an employer is entitled to the working time reduction scheme  and as a result a non-EU employee temporarily does not meet the salary requirement, the Inspectorate SZW temporarily does not fine the employer for not meeting the salary requirement as one of the conditions for a Dutch residence permit. [...]

COVID-19 #10 | NOW also for companies with a non Dutch bank account number

2020-05-14T09:32:59+00:005 May 2020|COVID-19, tax + global mobility|

The Temporary Emergency Bridging Measure for Sustained Employment (NOW) is updated. It is now possible to make the application with a non Dutch SEPA bank account number. An Employer with a non Dutch bank account number needed to complete his application with a Dutch bank account number within four weeks. [...]

April 2020

COVID-19 #9 | Extra tax measures

2020-05-14T09:34:37+00:0029 April 2020|COVID-19, tax + global mobility|

The Dutch government announced the following six additional tax measures to create financial space in the short term. Reduction of the customary (‘minimum’) wage in case of a decline in turnover. The customary wage may be reduced in equal proportion to the decrease in turnover of the company. Relaxation of [...]

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