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Aruba – Postponement implementation VAT system

During a press conference, on August 18, 2022, the government of Aruba announced that the implementation of a VAT system as per January 1, 2023, will be postponed. The VAT system was intended to replace the current BBO/BAVP/BAZV system. Instead, in light of the current financial situation of Aruba, the Aruban government considers to increase

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Freek Stapel joins Rootz Tax Lawyers

Rootz Tax Lawyers is happy to announce that Freek Stapel joined the firm as per August 1, 2022. Freek has gained experience in international tax law and cross-border taxation. Freek is a hands-on sparring partner for his clients for different types of taxes. Freek specializes in energy-related companies, digital services providers, real estate and construction

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Jaap Rutger Kos appointed as external Counsel

Rootz Tax Lawyers announces its cooperation agreement with Jaap Rutger Kos, who will act as an external counsel for the firm. We are very happy to renew our business relation with Jaap Rutger and are looking forward to be working together again on Caribbean Netherlands tax matters. Jaap Rutger is working and residing in Bonaire

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Caribbean Netherlands: Automatic extension for filing annual accounts 2020

The regular deadline for filing the 2020 annual accounts for companies that are established in the Caribbean Netherlands according to the Tax Act BES is September 30, 2021. Due to circumstances related to the coronavirus outbreak, the Caribbean Netherlands Tax Administration announced that this filing deadline is automatically extended to December 31, 2021. There is

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