Dutch company formation support
Our Dutch company formation support includes the incorporation of a B.V. (Dutch private LLC) with standard articles as from EUR 600 (excl. vat), see our prices page. This price includes the notary’s fees, English translations, the company’s registration with the Dutch tax authorities and the Chamber of Commerce and limited guidance by our tax experts. Additional charges may apply for specific circumstances (e.g. incorporation by a legal entity). See our prices page for more information.
A B.V. legally requires a Dutch address, which can also be part of a virtual office. In addition, there are (tax) compliance requirements. Also, you may require assistance with opening a bank account. We provide these and other services. See our full prices and services list here.
How to establish your B.V.?
To establish your B.V., please complete and determine the information required through our secure online incorporation form.
What is a B.V. company?
A B.V. is a private limited liability company with legal personality. Its risks are limited to the amounts invested by its shareholders. A B.V.’s capital is divided into one or more shares and its shareholders are registered in B.V.’s shareholders’ register. B.V. stands for “besloten vennootschap met beperkte aansprakelijkheid”.
Why use a B.V.?
The Dutch B.V. is the most commonly used legal form in the Netherlands for doing business and act as a holding company, IP licensing company, finance company et cetera. This is because of B.V.’s limited liability, reputation and tax advantages. The B.V. is also known for its flexibility, for instance:
- B.V.’s minimum capital is EUR 0.01 (a B.V. has a capital divided into at least one share of at least EUR 0,01);
- B.V.’s capital can be divided into shares which have no voting power or no profit rights attached to them (e.g. for the purpose of financiers); and
- B.V.’s shareholders’ meetings can be held outside the Netherlands.
B.V.’s results often are used to pay salaries to its owner(s) under the favorable 30% tax ruling. Results are also often distributed as dividends. However, Dutch minimum salary rules may in certain situations prescribe that certain salaries should be paid first.
B.V. for holding purposes
We have a special page on the legal and tax advantages of a Dutch holding company.
Dutch privacy and legal protection structures
For Dutch privacy and legal protection structures please visit our special page.
For more on the B.V. and other legal entities, we refer to our legal forms section.
Our office has extensive experience with assisting foreign companies in starting or expanding a business in the Netherlands by means of a B.V., N.V., foundation or a branch. For more on this, we refer to our sections legal forms and branch vs. subsidiary. Besides establishing your Dutch company, our office is pleased to offer business services.
In case you are interested in how the Netherlands can help your business, please contact us to discuss your situation.