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.

Broadening the incentives for (long-term) innovation in 2020

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3 October 2019 - On Prinsjesdag, the Cabinet announced the Budget Memorandum for 2020. An important conclusion from the Budget Memorandum and the budget for Economic Affairs and Climate is that the government is focusing more on an ambitious climate policy, the transition to a sustainable and secure energy supply, a future-proof innovation policy and the acceleration of the digitisation of our economy. In all these areas there are also opportunities for companies to solve social challenges.

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Optimise your HR and Salary processes

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3 October 2019 - The inflow, throughflow and outflow of employees creates the need for now dynamic and complex administration of HR and salary data. If you do not have a grip on these processes, this can lead to a significant increase in costs and inefficiency. Mazars analyses and optimises your HR and salary processes.

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Short supply on the employment market: retaining and keeping employees

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3 October 2019 - Machines and robots can be useful for raising the added value of an organisation effectively and efficiently. But it is the employee who is still the most valuable asset within an organisation.

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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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