On this Black List are countries which must be considered “low taxed” for the application of the new CFC-rules as have become effective per 1 January 2019.
The Black List will also be of relevance for the (25%) conditional withholding tax on interest and royalties which has entered into force on 1 January 2021. Also no tax rulings (ATR/ APA) will be issued anymore for transactions/ structures involving companies established in jurisdictions which are on the Black List.
The criteria for the composition of the Black List are that it must concern a jurisdiction
The following countries are included in the Dutch Black List:
The fact that a company is established in a jurisdiction included in the Black List, does not automatically mean that the Dutch CFC-rules apply (if the black listed entity concerns a subsidiary or permanent establishment of a Dutch corporation) or that the withholding tax on interest/ royalties actually becomes due (if the black listed entity concerns a shareholder of a Dutch corporation). There are other conditions to be met, and various exception or exemptions may be applicable.
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