As one of the founding fathers and member of the European Union, the Netherlands offers the advantages that come with EU membership. These include accesses to the internal market and the protection of free movement of goods and services.
Furthermore, the Netherlands offers:
A highly educated population A stable economy and political environment Reliable and highspeed internet Excellent legal system High quality of life Versatile business operations Possibility to obtain advance certainty on tax treatment by means of an Advanced Tax Ruling (ATR) or Advanced Pricing Agreement (APA) Lower tax rate for profits derived from innovation (innovation box) and incentives for R&D Harmonized indirect taxes within the European Union Participation exemption in CIT, excluding profits deriveds from foreign business activities from the Dutch taxable base Excellent tax treaty network to prevent double taxation 30%-ruling for expats, exempting 30% of income from income tax Special regimes for Charities and Public Benefit Organizations Natural and legal persons making donations to PBOs may deduct their gifts in their Dutch income tax returns. A PBO does not pay Dutch inheritance tax or gift tax on funds it receives.