At Mazars, we inform you about the recent developments and rules and regulations that can have impact on you or your organisation. Would you like to minimise your risks and maximise your opportunities? We have listed several noteworthy news items that can be of use to you.

Tax benefits for electric cars in the period 2020-2025

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3 October 2019 - The tax benefits for electric cars will continue to exist in the coming years. Until 2025 no motor vehicle tax will be payable on an electric car. As of 2020, the contribution to the taxable income for company electric cars will increase. Despite this increase, the additional tax rate for electric cars will still be lower than for petrol and diesel cars.

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Changes in the VAT rate for the maritime shipping and offshore industry

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19 September 2019 - In 2019, a number of changes took place in the application of the VAT rate to the maritime shipping and offshore industry. In some situations, the customs rate may change as well.

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Challenges for blockchain in Dutch supply chain

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19 September 2019 - A recent survey by international consulting firm Avanade shows that in the United States and Germany, approximately half of the managers and IT decision-makers surveyed said they intended to integrate blockchain into their business operations. A blockchain is a system that can be used to record data. But what about Blockchain in the Netherlands?

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The fiscal structure of a new transport company - part 1 of 4

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19 September 2019 - Setting up a transport company involves a lot of work. It is important to set up your company as optimally as possible from a fiscal point of view. In this four-part series, we will elaborate on the options at your disposal to this end. In part 1 of this four-part series, the tax entity for corporate income tax will be discussed in detail.

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Cross-border supplies: change in VAT rules as of 2020

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19 September 2019 - As of January 2020, all EU member states will introduce a number of new VAT rules aimed at improving the European VAT system for cross-border supplies in the short term. These new rules are also important for internationally operating entrepreneurs in the transport & logistics sector. This applies in particular to entrepreneurs who act as tax representatives for foreign entrepreneurs and in doing so report on cross-border supplies.

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Staff shortages in the transport sector: are the self-employed the solution?

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19 September 2019 - Nowadays, the lack of personnel may be the greatest challenge for the transport industry. The labour market remains very tight despite the fact that the number of vacancies for lorry drivers is decreasing slightly. From 2021, the supply of drivers in particular will hardly grow any more, while demand will continue to grow strongly. Reason enough for many transport companies to call in self-employed drivers, domestic or foreign.

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Prince’s Day 2019: What’s changing for you?

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Thursday 19 September 2019 - Tuesday 17 September was Prince’s Day (Prinsjesdag). As in previous years, the day revolved around the familiar hat parade and the balcony scene, and, of course, the 2020 tax package. The 2020 tax package consists of 6 legislative proposals. What will the 2020 Tax Plan mean for you? Read it in Mazars Actueel!

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Nuance on the concept of construction site in the case of delivery with demolition obligation

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18 September 2019 - When delivering an existing building with the obligation to demolish, it was assumed until recently that the act of demolition together with the delivery of an existing building can be seen as a single performance. As a result, such situation concerns the delivery of a construction site subject to VAT. It appears that the Court of Justice has recently qualified this point if, at the time of delivery, the demolition operations have not yet commenced.

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