How can Baat be of service to you?

Given the fact that national borders here in Limburg are always close by, Baat has over the course of the years built up an accountancy and consulting practice with a decidedly international character based on our offices in Maastricht, Roermond and Sittard.As an international entrepreneur aiming to expand your business to the Netherlands, you will often be confronted with various fiscal and legal issues, such as:
  • What is the best corporate structure?
  • How can I best limit the liability of the parent company?
  • How does Dutch labour law compare with the labour law in your home country, and how can you avoid facing nasty surprises when you conclude employment contracts based on Dutch law?
Baat will be happy to accompany you when setting up a subsidiary or opening a branch or office of the parent company. After careful stocktaking, we give advice on the optimum legal form and take care of the entire formation process, including contacts with notaries and the tax service, so you can focus on your business processes.

The specialists from our cross-border labour team make pro forma payroll calculations, examine the options to optimise salary splits and secondment situations and offer you insight on where you have to pay taxes and social premiums for your employees. We also provide any income tax returns for your employees and answer their questions, so you know clearly where you stand.

European VAT legislation may well be harmonised, but in cross-border situations it can also be an extremely complex matter. Our VAT specialists will be happy to support you in applying for your VAT number and, where necessary, arrange the permit for you to defer VAT upon importation from outside the EU to your own VAT return.

Our lawyers from Baat Legal will do a legal quick-scan for your company, provide the employment contracts you need and assist you in drawing up general terms & conditions and delivery terms.

Baat’s accountants take care of your administration and make sure your VAT return is filed in time. At the end of the book year, we compile your annual financial statements, naturally after coordinating with your advisors in your home country.

Over the course of the years, Baat has built up an extensive international network. We’ll be happy to let you benefit from that expertise pool.

Oh yes, perhaps worth mentioning: We’ll be happy to communicate with you in English, French and German, both spoken and written, so there can be no question of a language barrier!

Interested in getting acquainted? Contact Marcel Bollen (Maastricht office, T +31 43 20 50 412,