Which Expenses can I deduct from my profit when I have a business in the Netherlands?
As a business owner you will have a lot of expenses. Most of the expenses will be 100% deductible,
others only partially and some not at all. Below you will find a list
of expenses, you can see whether
certain expenses are deductible or not. The list is not exhaustive.
100% Deductible as Business E
-Rent of an (external) office
-Rent and decoration of an independent part of the private residence (only if the independent part has its own entrance and facilities like a toilet etc. and you earn at least 70% of your income from this place
-Depreciation and purchase of office furniture, equipment and inventory
-Printing (writing papier, envelopes, business cards etc.)
-Supplies (tonier, ink cartridges)
-Subscription for telephone and internet in the office (if you work from home these will be personal expenses)
-Mobile phone and PDA
-Costs of business phone calls
-Depreciation and maintenance costs of computer, laptop, scanner, printer etc.
-Data carriers (CD, memory card, USB stick)
Transport, travel and accommodation
-Depreciation, maintenance, insurance, fuel, parking, road tax etc. concerning acompany car (most of the times leading to a correction for the private use in income tax return)
-Tickets for train, taxi, bus, plane etc.
-Costs of a company bike
-Tax free kilometer allowance for business use of a personal car (€ 0.19 per km)
-Website (development, hosting)
-Advertisement (ads, Google AdWords , yellow pages etc.)
-Accountant, advisor, administrator
-Membership of professional and trade organisations
-Services of other companies/freelancers
Knowledge and development
-Business literature (book, magazines, online library)
-Training and courses
Professional Instruments and materials
-Instruments and materials
-Costs of lunch, dinner etc. with business relations
-Gifts and other representation costs
-Study trips and conference attendance
-Clothes and personal care (exemption for artists)
-Education for personal purposes (hobby)
-Personal devices (glasses, hearing device,disability insurance deductible in the income tax return)
-Personal usage of the internet and telephone
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