How IKEA, Starbucks and the Rolling Stones Benefit from the Netherlands as a Financial Center
According to the Dutch newspaper Financieel Dagblad, the Netherlands is the financial hub of the world. Many multinational companies such as IKEA and Starbucks call this small country on the North Sea home.
Tax Conventions with over 80 Countries
An open trading culture, great level of internationalism and hospitality characterize the interactions in this traditional trading nation. The Netherlands offers excellent business infrastructure, optimal tax conditions for foreign companies and tax conventions with over 80 countries. Multinational companies also have the opportunity to reach separate, confidential agreements with the Dutch Tax Office.
Low Taxes on Interest, Dividends, and Intellectual Property
The Dutch state collects little or even no taxes on income such as dividends and interest that companies have generated abroad. The same applies for patents, trademarks and licensing rights. These tax conditions allow multinationals to save a significant amount of money.
Tax Planning in the Netherlands
This is not tax evasion, but rather legal tax planning and is used by more than 12,000 foreign companies in the Netherlands. Even the share of German companies is growing steadily. More than 800 German companies have subsidiaries in its neighboring country and benefit from the Netherlands as a financial center.