COVID relief: Accelerated loss compensation
Dutch Parliament adopted a resolution to amend the Dutch tax loss settlement rules in the context of the Covid-19 situation. Under the current loss settlement rules, 2019 profits can only be offset against 2020 tax losses when filing the 2020 corporate income tax return, i.e. earliest in 2021. Dutch Parliament requests the Dutch Government to allow the 2020 tax losses to be carried back already in the course of 2020 based on the estimated 2020 tax loss amount. If implemented, this would be a very welcome measure to improve liquidity of Dutch taxpayers affected by Covid-19 because the offset would result in a tax refund.
Hans van Walsem