Establishing your holding or finance organization in the Netherlands 

Investment in the Netherlands


The Netherlands is host to over 20.000 holding and finance companies, reflecting the Netherlands’s strong position as a tax hub for worldwide investments, given the taxation agreements that the Netherlands has concluded with a large number of countries.

Our Holding & Finance team is dedicated and internationally oriented
KPMG in the Netherlands has a dedicated team of Holding & Finance specialists, consisting of partners, managers and staff that work mainly for holding and finance companies of international structures. This gives them the benefit of having strong relationships with trust offices, tax specialists and other external advisors. They have strong relationships within the international KPMG network, which enables them to have effective communications, assist clients well with requests for specific information and organise international group audits. We have dedicated staff in The Netherlands with significant experience in countries and regions like Russia, Japan, Italy, Eastern-Europe and China.


KPMG can assist you in many ways
Our Holding & Finance specialists, together with tax specialists from KPMG Meijburg & Co, can assist you in many ways. They:


  • perform both the audit of Dutch holding and finance entities of international groups and the audit of the consolidated financial statements of Dutch holding companies with international group structures;
  • advise international companies on the financial, commercial, cultural and tax issues and opportunities in the Dutch marketplace;
  • assist Dutch and international groups to establish contacts within the international KPMG network and provide useful information about international locations by making use of this network.



More information?

More information?

Cees van der Helm, partner


+31 (0)20 656 1577

 Cees van der Helm

Our services
With our strong international network within KPMG, we are able to understand and respond to the exact needs of each individual client, providing services as:


  • market entry support, including:


        - conducting a feasibility study; 

        - selecting the most appropriate business 

        - registering for local taxes; 

        - applying for work and residence permits and 
           the 30% ruling; 

        - fiscal and legal advice in preparation for 
           starting up operations.


  • advice on contacting trust offices, notaries and other external consultants;
  • advice on maximizing the tax structure;
  • advice on Dutch accounting requirements, such as:

        - preparation and publication requirements with

           respect to financial statements;

        - consolidation requirements;

        - differences between Dutch GAAP and IFRS.


  • advice on the audit and accounting requirements for specific transactions, such as (de-) mergers and contributions in kind;
  • advice on the accounting impact of specific transactions and introduction to KPMG specialists in the field of Corporate Finance, Tax or Transaction Services.


Please contact our Holding & Finance specialists if you require more information.