A Company Wants to Hire You But

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Ninety One]

They don’t have a tax entity in the Netherlands. What do you do?

The short version is that every single company that extended an offer doesn’t have a tax entity in the Netherlands, so I’m doing a LOT of research on my options / their options for working together. Until we can figure out our relationship, it’s really hard to choose between them.

And, since I’m not a lawyer NOR an accountant NOR a native Dutch reader, it’s slow going.

I’m hopeful that this information, gathered in one spot, will help others in a similar situation.

But first the news:

LIFE happened today and while I meant to pull together a bunch of information, I ended up getting super distracted and so “only” have the series of articles I found without a lot of streamlining.

Without further ado…

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Employee or contractor? Important advice for freelancers in the Netherlands

While the article is from 2016, this is when the modern laws most affected the freelance world in the Netherlands. Short version – the Dutch want to make sure you’re actually a freelancer with multiple clients as opposed to an employee responsible for their taxes / benefits and such.

Contracting in The Netherlands

The Dutch Umbrella Company is one of many umbrella companies that allow a person to work as a contractor within the Netherlands for just one company. And to develop contracts. And to act on the behalf of a company and / or an individual.

Employee in the Netherlands without an employer in the NL

A common situation is that a foreign company hires a Dutch resident person to work for them. The work is actually done by the employee from his home. He or she either works at home or starts his work from home and visit business relations in the Netherlands and or close to the Netherlands.

Next Steps

I need to find an accountant. And a lawyer. And look forward to the next few weeks as I work on my Dutch a LOT.

Wish me luck.