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Dear Client/Partner,

On February 1st the Lunar New Year of the Tiger started. The characteristics of a tiger come in handy when doing business in the U.S.: strength, courage, competitiveness, and braveness. We wish you a prosperous year!

As always in our bi-monthly digital business update, we have collected interesting topics relevant for your U.S. subsidiary, such as information about taxes, payroll, and inspiring client stories. We also like to take the opportunity to introduce you to our Sales Support Officer, Ids Meijer.

On behalf of the entire TABS Team,
Jacob Willemsen

What's New

Corporate Income Tax 2021

Income tax filings are due March 15th for some LLCs and April 15th for C-corporations (corporations with foreign owners).

TABS can assist your company with the preparation of figures and documentation required for this filing. We can work with our network of third-party CPAs to complete the filing or a CPA of your choice. We can provide support to file on time or request a 6-month extension. (Extended deadline: September/ October 15 respectively.)

The request for an extension must be filed by the original deadline and must include payment of any tax liabilities. It will be deemed invalid retroactively if it later turns out that the tax liability was not paid at least 90% by the original deadline (March/ April 15). This can result in significant penalties.

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HR Update: I-9 Flexibility Further Extended

Great news for those that have their U.S. employees working remotely. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension to the flexibility of rules related to collecting Form I-9 for remote employees due to COVID‑19.

This temporary guidance was set to expire on December 31, 2021. Because of ongoing precautions related to COVID‑19, DHS has extended the Form I‑9 requirement flexibility policy until April 30, 2022.

This extension will continue to apply the guidance previously issued for employees hired on or after April 1, 2021, and work exclusively in a remote setting due to COVID-19-related precautions. Those employees are temporarily exempt from the physical inspection requirements associated with the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) until they undertake non-remote employment on a regular, consistent, or predictable basis, or the extension of the flexibilities related to such requirements is terminated, whichever is earlier.

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Economic Nexus Updates for Sales Tax

Maine has eliminated its 200 transaction requirement for economic nexus in the state. Effective January 1, 2022, a person making sales of tangible personal property or taxable services who is not located in Maine is required to register, collect and remit sales tax on sales if the person’s total gross sales into the state exceeds $100,000 in the previous or current calendar year.

Colorado Destination Sourcing
Beginning February 1, 2022, all Colorado retailers must apply sales tax based on where goods are delivered or services are provided (destination sourcing). To tax at destination, the best practice is to turn on Shipping under Sales in overall Settings and complete the Shipping to/Service Location field on the invoice.

For sales to Colorado Home Rule, jurisdictions check with the local agency before turning on that Home Rule location to collect and report tax, unless you are already registered with that Home Rule locality. See Colorado DR 1002 for the most recent listing of Colorado Home Rule locals.

To apply tax based on your Colorado store location, for example when sales are completed at the store, simply exclude Shipping/Service location information from the invoice. For more information, check-out Colorado’s Origin to Destination Sourcing Guide, last revised September 23, 2021.

Kentucky Farmers

Effective January 1, 2022, Kentucky farmers must provide their vendors with a new agriculture exemption number when claiming an exemption from tax on qualifying agricultural products. For more information, please see the Kentucky notice found HERE.

Consular Interviews for Certain Visas Waived for 2022

News from our business partner Steve Maggi, Immigration Lawyer. Almost two years into the Covid-driven slowdown/quasi-shutdown of visa processing the authorization has been extended to consular officers through the end of 2022 to waive the in-person interview requirement for certain temporary employment nonimmigrant visa applicants who have a petition approved by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

This new authorization applies to temporary workers applying for H-1, H-3, H-4, L, O, P, and Q visas who meet certain conditions, including that they are applying for a visa in their country of nationality or residence.

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ScaleNL Accelerator, a 12-week U.S. Market Entry Program

Planning on expanding your business to the U.S. this year? ScaleNL got your Fastpass to U.S. market entry.

ScaleNL’s flagship program is based on their years of experience working with Dutch founders in the U.S. 12 weeks of tailored advisors and partners to help you adapt and launch your business in the U.S. market.

Applications are still open until Feb 18, 2022. Check out their FAQ for more info and fill one out in less than 10min!

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Health Insurance for Expats

Need health insurance for expats in the U.S.? We noticed arranging health insurance to be a disappointing fact for many companies when expanding to the U.S. Therefore, we’ve been working on ways to help companies with their health insurance needs in the U.S. TABS’ insurance partners provide access to affordable health insurance for expats, offering our network many advantages if you join through TABS.

5 good reasons to choose our insurance partners:

  1. Peace of mind.
  2. Affordable U.S. health insurance.
  3. Customized service.
  4. Free SOS-package.
  5. Individual coverage.

Arrange everything in one go, wherever you are and whatever you do!

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Upcoming events

Are You Prepared for Your First Local U.S. Hire?

Wednesday, March 23rd at 11.00 am EST / 5.00 pm CET, webinar

Focused on European companies looking to build a team in the U.S. / in the process of hiring their first employees in the U.S.

Join our next roundtable on How to build a successful team in the US! During this roundtable, you’ll get the opportunity to share experiences with like-minded entrepreneurs in a similar expansion phase.

We’ll also update you on:

  • The dos and don’ts for hiring in the U.S.
  • Cultural Differences: How to build a successful team of European and American employees and how to manage American employees.
  • How to find and retain the right talent for your company.
  • What benefits can you offer as a brand-new U.S. company?

TABS is organizing this event together with our partners VDB Executive Search & Dutch American Connection.

Register by emailing us

Save the Date: USA Update

Wednesday, April 6th at 10.00 am EST / 4.00 pm CET, webinar

The next USA Update will take place on April 6th. USA specialist Willem Post will provide an update on political and economic developments in the U.S.
TABS is organizing this event together with the U.S. Embassy in the Netherlands, Rabobank, and Wuersch & Gering.
Keep an eye on our LinkedIn page for further announcements!
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Meet Our Team Member Ids Meijer

Sales Support Officer

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Ids was born in The Netherlands and studied Sales & Marketing in Amsterdam at the University of Applied Science. Growing up in Amsterdam you come across a lot of different cultures and that’s where Ids’ interest in exploring different countries and cultures started. During the third year of his studies, he did an internship in New York and that’s where his interest in doing business in the United States grew.

After his experiences in New York Ids returned to Amsterdam to finish his bachelor’s in applied science and shortly after receiving his degree Ids started working for TABS where he is assisting our Business Development team. Working for our Business Development team Ids can combine his entrepreneurial ambitions with his love for the United States.

I love traveling and exploring countries that I have never been to before. Working at TABS I can combine my passion with business, working on an international platform and helping clients explore new territories.”

Success Stories

Helping our clients succeed with their business in the U.S. is our core business! #LeMajordomeShoes, a Swiss shoe label that offers premium welted footwear, has three stores in Switzerland and recently opened their first international store in Manhattan, New York.

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