REGISTERING YOUR BUSINESS IN THE NETHERLANDS
When you register with the Chamber of Commerce (KvK) in the Netherlands, you will receive a registration number. Usually, the Chamber of Commerce will also notify the tax office in order for you to receive a VAT number. However, it is also possible to ask for a VAT number directly with the tax office, instead of through the Chamber of Commerce.
Once registered with the Chamber of Commerce, the tax office will automatically register your business. You will receive the confirmation of the registration with the tax office, together with a username and a password. You need the username and password to log-in to the secured portal of the website of the tax office, meant for entrepreneurs. Through this portal, you can submit the VAT returns.
In case you have a consultant taking care of your tax filings, they will not need your personal log in details; most firms have their own software program and have a direct link with the tax office to submit returns on behalf of their clients.
If you need help with registering your business, please contact us. Our specialists are more than willing to answer your questions with regards to registering your business in the Netherlands.