When do I receive a VAT number?

If you run a business in the Netherlands, you may have to pay turnover tax (VAT) in the Netherlands. When setting up a company in the Netherlands, you must have it register with the Chamber of Commerce. After registering, the Chamber of Commerce will issue your VAT number. If you have registered without providing all relevant details, the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration will first assess if you are an entrepreneur for VAT purposes. They will then usually send you your VAT number within 5 working days.

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