In December 2020, Sint Maarten and the Netherlands agreed on the Sint Maarten Country Package. Research of SEO Amsterdam Economics (SEO), in collaboration with Amsterdam Bureau for Economics (EBA) and Tackling Law have resulted in five priority policy packages. These packages contain corresponding policy measures that address these bottlenecks and issues that Sint Maarten can take in the short, medium and long term to integrally and substantially improve the ease of doing business.
The Dutch government wants to introduce a withholding tax on outgoing interest and royalty flows to low-tax jurisdictions in order to combat tax avoidance. Which part of these payments is affected by this withholding tax?
In the Netherlands there are several fiscal policies with as their primary goal to stimulate entrepreneurship. The Ministry of Economic Affairs has commissioned SEO Amsterdam Economics to analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of eight of such fiscal policies.
The free trade agreement between the EU and Ukraine is predicted to have a positive effect on trade between the Netherlands and Ukraine. The predicted impact on the overall Dutch economy is positive but small.
The European Union is considering six new Free Trade Agreements. The impact of these on the Dutch economy is positive but small. If all six envisaged FTAs take effect simultaneously, Dutch real GDP grows by 0.5 percent.
The value of Dutch national commercial radio licences in case of renewal from 1 September 2017 to 1 September 2022 was determined to be €8.484 million in total (before tax).
Based on a Quick Scan, SEO/IViR recommends to maximally set a low but non-trivial reserve price of e.g. € 1 million for the auction of the DVB-T license.