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Deductable Expenses

Deductable Expenses

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

xpenses

Office

-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)

-Postage

-Cleaning costs

ICT

-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.

-Digital camera

-Recording equipment

-Data carriers (CD, memory card, USB stick)

-Business software

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)

-Hotel

-Car

-rent

Marketing

-Website (development, hosting)

-Advertisement (ads, Google AdWords , yellow pages etc.)

Support

-Accountant, advisor, administrator

-Membership of professional and trade organisations

-Services of other companies/freelancers
 

Insurances

-Company car

-Inventory

-Liability


Knowledge and development

-Business literature (book, magazines, online library)

-Training and courses


Professional Instruments and materials

-Work clothes

-Instruments and materials

Partially deductible

-Costs of lunch, dinner etc. with business relations

-Gifts and other representation costs

-Study trips and conference attendance
 

Non deductible

-Fines

-General literature

-Clothes and personal care (exemption for artists)

-Personal computers

-Education for personal purposes (hobby)

-Driver’s license

-Personal devices (glasses, hearing device,disability insurance deductible in the income tax return)

-Personal usage of the internet and telephone

INCO Business Toolkit

YOUR BUSINESS TOOLKIT

FREE ACCESS TO ALL THE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Our experts have combined their knowledge and strengths to create a tool we call the Business Toolkit. 

The Business Toolkit will help you and entrepreneurs from around the globe to truly understand the Dutch market, regulations and laws. And will enable you to take a deep-dive into the topics displayed below. 

This way you will easily get up to speed with our Company formation process, Dutch Tax & Accounting and our corporate services. 

Make sure to check out our handy checklists, explainer video's and extensively written Whitepapers too!