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scooterscot
5th January 2012, 11:02
...live in the Netherlands and invoice from a UK Ltd - who wins?

BlasterBates
5th January 2012, 11:04
Belgium.

The Netherlands will want to know about it, but they won't tax it.

You will be a "border crosser".

You need to register a branch of your UK Ltd in Belgium, because you're doing business there. You probably need to sort something out with a Belgian accountant.

Mich the Tester
5th January 2012, 11:04
...live in the Netherlands and invoice from a UK Ltd - who wins?

Your accountant wins.

SimonMac
5th January 2012, 11:08
Your accountant wins.

WMTTS

scooterscot
5th January 2012, 11:09
All taxes paid in Belgium then. Thought that might be the case. Is €500 a day good in Belgium?

Paddy
5th January 2012, 11:09
...live in the Netherlands and invoice from a UK Ltd - who wins?

To do that you will need to commute to NL and not register with the NL Gestapo

Mich the Tester
5th January 2012, 11:10
All taxes paid in Belgium then. Thought that might be the case. Is €500 a day good in Belgium?

Liveable, but Brussels and Antwerp aren't cheap; go for 600. Would be adequate in other cities.

scooterscot
5th January 2012, 11:13
Belgium.

The Netherlands will want to know about it, but they won't tax it.

You will be a "border crosser".

You need to register a branch of your UK Ltd in Belgium, because you're doing business there. You probably need to sort something out with a Belgian accountant.

Thanks BB.

Which country would be better for family to live given the choice? Liege, Belgium or Aachen or Germany or Maastricht, Netherlands?

Mich the Tester
5th January 2012, 11:15
Just do it with a Dutch 'eenmanszaak' (sole proprietor) or BV, depending on your profit; BV's interesting if you're expecting more than about 100000 euros profit. Dutch sole proprietorship is actually OK seeing as so many things can be written off as business expenses, like meals out near clientco and hotel costs that it's easy to avoid making too much taxable profit.

norrahe
5th January 2012, 11:33
Just do it with a Dutch 'eenmanszaak' (sole proprietor) or BV, depending on your profit; BV's interesting if you're expecting more than about 100000 euros profit. Dutch sole proprietorship is actually OK seeing as so many things can be written off as business expenses, like meals out near clientco and hotel costs that it's easy to avoid making too much taxable profit.

WMTTS

Though beware if you have a BV of the costs involved in setting it up EUR2.5k, as of this year you may not need the EUR18k working capital to kick start your company (not sure when that ruling kicks in).

BlasterBates
5th January 2012, 11:47
Thanks BB.

Which country would be better for family to live given the choice? Liege, Belgium or Aachen or Germany or Maastricht, Netherlands?

Tax wise you're stuck with the Belgium system, so just a matter of what place you prefer really. Don't really know those places that well. On the whole Belgium is a bit scruffier and less amenities than NL or Germany, but must admit I quite like it. Probably best go for the place with the most expats; and I wouldn't know which one that would be, probably the bigger the place the better it would be.

It does look like that Liege has a nice outdoor pool:

http://www.que-faire-en-belgique.be/en_pratique/photos150/tilff_piscine.jpg

Outdoor pool nearby is a prerequisite when you want to choose somewhere to live. Aachen also has one, probably several.