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We can handle everything you need to start or grow your company in The Netherlands.
On April 1st, 2021, the Netherlands Gaming Authority (Kansspelautoriteit/KSA) opened the Dutch online gambling market by launching the Dutch online gambling license.
This is an exciting new opportunity, but clear regulatory rules must be followed. One of the significant challenges when setting up your iGaming business in the Netherlands is the obligation to legally separate player funds from the operator’s risk-bearing capital.
We can help you with all the challenges and help you set up your iGaming business in the Netherlands in a compliant manner.
We provide a turnkey service in the Netherlands. We will incorporate your business, provide management, take care of your address requirements, your administration and your tax needs. Moreover, we will ensure that both your Dutch entity and any other non-Dutch entities remain compliant with AML and KSA requirements.
If you need something we cannot assist you with, we will find a solution and introduce you to a reputable company that can help. We are your one stop shop in the Netherlands.
There are many reasons to set up a Dutch company or structure, and the requirements differ from operator to operator. It might be interesting to learn that a Dutch online gambling license holder does not need to be established in the Netherlands. The regulator states that a license holder may have a company based in the EU or EEA. The regulator may even waive this requirement if the license holder has their statutory seat, their board or their headquarters in a third-party state, of which such state’s laws provide sufficient guarantees for the interests this law aims to protect.
However, it may be beneficial to incorporate your operating entity, or part of your structure, in the Netherlands due to its stable and favorable business climate. The Netherlands is known for having many treaties with other countries to avoid double taxation (participation exemption) and for having a highly educated, international and bilingual workforce. Furthermore, the Netherlands provides a favorable climate for entrepreneurs and startups, with the Dutch government’s Covid support and recovery program as the latest example.
Whether you are local or foreign, just starting out or already a veteran in the business, we assist with all aspects of your corporate requirements. We help with foundations and look after your other Dutch entities, such as your operating or marketing entities.
Together with our network of highly qualified professionals, we can assist you with everything, starting with the design of your corporate structure and the incorporation of your company, and subsequently with the provision of management, supervisory board members and local representatives.
We know what is legally required to operate in the Netherlands, what your obligations are, what your reporting deadlines are, what legal steps to take when your company changes, and how and when to organize board meetings, at which we will even take the minutes.
Operating an online gambling business might be where you shine, but handling all the administrative and regulatory requirements is where we do. We take the tedious obligations off your hands. Our financial experts manage your bookkeeping, create annual reports and meet reporting deadlines.
Do you have employees in the Netherlands? Our payroll team will make sure that they are paid every month. Do you need help determining which taxes apply to your company or get frustrated by the Dutch tax authorities? Our tax team has you covered.
When operators settle in a new jurisdiction, one of the challenges they face is finding the right experts to take care of their valued people. A frequent request we receive is the provision of HR and payroll assistance. In the Netherlands, our team can provide the following services:
(De)registration of wage tax numbers and sector classification with the Dutch Tax Authority;
Assistance with the application of the 30% tax ruling;
Setup and maintaining payroll administration;
Filing of wage tax returns;
Correspondence with the Dutch tax authorities and Immigration and Naturalization Office (“IND”);
Pension setup and management for employees and employers;
Contracting insurance; and
HR and Payroll portal for monitoring of leave and absence.
Do you need an address in the Netherlands and someone to handle your post? With our licensed domiciliation services, we can provide you with a Dutch registered address, and our professional back office team will take care of all your mailing needs.
Besides the corporate advantages of setting up your company in the Netherlands, various regulatory requirements are easier to deal with when you have a local presence.
For example, one of the requirements of the Dutch regulator during the application process is that all documentation must be provided in Dutch, which could be an issue for foreign companies.
Once the license has been obtained, there are various requirements for Dutch-speaking helpdesk employees or representatives of the operator to be available for consultation with the Dutch regulator, preferably in Dutch; agreements with the Dutch players must conform to Dutch law; addiction prevention methods must be in line with Dutch practice for addiction care; to name but a few.
Our local team in Amsterdam is happy to take care of all of this for you.
CONTACT US FOR A PROPOSAL CUSTOMIZED TO YOUR NEEDS.
SETTING UP AN ONLINE GAMING BUSINESS IN
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However, it is essential to follow clear regulatory rules, including the obligation to separate player funds from the operator's capital legally.
At EM Group, we offer personalized compliance and corporate services for your online gaming company in The Netherlands. Our turnkey service includes incorporating your business, providing management, handling address requirements, administration, tax needs, and ensuring compliance with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) requirements.
We are your one-stop shop for setting up your iGaming business in The Netherlands. We work with a network of highly qualified professionals to assist you with all aspects of your corporate requirements, including HR and payroll assistance, local address, and administrative and regulatory requirements.
The Netherlands offers a favorable business climate for entrepreneurs and startups, with a highly educated, international, and bilingual workforce.
At EM Group, we understand the legal requirements and reporting deadlines for operating in The Netherlands. We can assist you in designing your corporate structure, incorporating your company, providing management and supervisory board members, and handling payroll and bookkeeping.
Contact us to receive a proposal customized to your needs and start your successful journey in the online gaming industry in The Netherlands.