Netherlands: your gateway to European markets

Trade capital of Western Europe

Why the Netherlands?

The Netherlands, known as the gateway to Europe, boasts an attractive business environment located in the heart of the continent. Its central location allows for easy penetration into markets throughout Europe, offering vast opportunities for trade and investment both within and beyond its borders.

The Netherlands ranks 6th on the list of most competitive countries according to the annual Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum which is a result of its strong macro economic policy and highly advanced transport infrastructure, including Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport and the Port of Rotterdam.

The country also has a stable, flexible, well-educated and multilingual workforce, allowing businesses to operate efficiently when they set up in the country.

Our core areas of expertise

With offices in two major Dutch cities (Amsterdam and Rotterdam), TMF Group has had a presence in the Netherlands since 1970. Our dedicated team of specialists in accounting, legal, tax, HR admin and payroll and  KYC compliance serves clients both locally and internationally. We provide a full range of corporate services to help you reduce risks, be compliant, better control your costs and simplify your operations, leaving you free to focus on your global ambitions.

International businesses operating in multiple jurisdictions must comply with many different and often complex local governance and regulatory requirements for which we have developed a local sustainable solution. TMF Group’s Dutch experts combine extensive global resources with our unrivalled knowledge of local regulations, cultures and languages to help you achieve your business goals. Our flexible solutions are customised to fit our clients’ exact needs, and are co-ordinated through a single point of contact to support communication and management wherever you are in the world.

Our independence, wide-ranging experience and focus on providing outstanding customer service mean we can provide your business with a comprehensive range of services at the best possible value. Colleagues in our local offices have extensive experience working with industries including real estate, oil and gas, and renewable energy. With multilingual staff, we have the capabilities to render services in a vast array of languages, with the assistance of dedicated country-focused desks, including those focussed on Turkish, Chinese and Japanese business.

Our full range of services:

  • Accounting and Tax services: We take care of local statutory bookkeeping, full consolidated accounts and management reporting to relevant local and international standards. We also help you manage your tax and reporting obligations.
  • Capital Markets Services: We provide support to capital market transactions at local level and on a global scale. We help to manage and administer a wide range of transactions, from a simple escrow to a complex multi-tranche securitization, a project finance transaction, PFIC statements or a syndicated loan. We can also help direct lenders in need of support to administer their loan portfolio.
  • Consultancy solutions: A flexible service allowing companies to deal with complexities created by expansion into new countries or growth in existing overseas locations.
  • Corporate Secretarial services: We can take care of recurring compliance filings, manage routine corporate changes and retrieve any official corporate documents from official registries.
  • Fund services: We work with structures across the full investment spectrum, from private equity and real estate funds, to trade financing, debt and fund of fund structures.
  • Governance services: We help you stay compliant, manage your risk and regulatory obligations, including your local legal requirements for Common Reporting Standard (CRS), Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Know Your Customer (KYC), CbCr notification, Master File / Local File and Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO) register. 
  • HR and Payroll services: We help you to apply and implement international policies in employment contracts and handbooks, and pay your staff in compliance with local law.
  • International Corporate Structuring: We manage the legal set-up and structuring of new or existing operations.
  • Private Equity Investment services: We support investment managers with bespoke back office solutions, administer complex international investment structures, and facilitate your expansion and international operations.
  • Real Estate Investment services: Our expertise covers work in multiple jurisdictions, including international holdings and administration of property companies, along with fund administration.

Get in touch to discuss how we can help you grow your business.

Local services

For companies operating in the Netherlands it’s essential to keep up with changing regulatory requirements and take the necessary steps to stay fully compliant. TMF Group helps international companies comply with the Dutch tax compliance requirements with a full suite of services

In addition to our global portfolio of services* our Dutch office provides extra support for specific local requirements. This includes support for:

  • HR: we can assist with preparation of year-end personal income tax (PIT) return and 30% tax ruling exception process for employees.
  • Administrative support: we can help you archive your accounting documentation.
  • CbCR / MF / LF: we support Country by Country reporting, Master File and Local file reporting
  • Depositary services: we can fulfil the fund depositary function for your private equity, real estate and other alternative investment funds.

If you’d like to find out more about how we can help your business succeed, please contact us.

*Availability of our global portfolio is country dependent.

ISAE 3402 Type II qualification

TMF Netherlands has prolonged its existing ISAE 3402 Type II qualification, following official auditor sign-off on 30 January 2018 for the year 2017. This achievement results from our continued strive for improved standards of quality.

ISAE (International Standards for Assurance Engagements) 3402 came into effect in June 2011. A global assurance standard for reporting on controls at service organisations, the ISAE 3402 report qualifies as a Service Organisation Control (“SOC”) report. It is an extension and expansion of SAS 70 (the Statement on Auditing standards No. 70), which defined the standards an auditor must employ in order to assess adequacy and operational effectiveness of the contracted internal controls of a service organisation.

Read more about ISAE 3402.

TMF Netherlands’ latest ISAE standard follows the ISAE 3402 Type II qualification is also obtained by TMF Luxembourg, and demonstrates TMF Group’s assurance and strength as a service provider.

ISAE 3402

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