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With the turning of the season, it’s our pleasure to bring you our latest business update. As tradition dictates in our bi-monthly editions, we’ve curated a collection of compelling subjects interesting to your U.S. subsidiary. We’ve got you covered, from insightful tax and legislative updates to HR considerations. We’re excited to share details about engaging events in October, providing a chance for us to connect. Special attention to roundtables that will be organized around ‘Delaware Flip’ as we receive many questions about this topic. This is the opportunity to get informed (founders, CEOs, and CFOs). Further, we need your input on a quick survey to let your experiences pave the way for other entrepreneurs, and don’t miss our spotlight on an esteemed team member, Victor Tourinho, Compliance Specialist.

On behalf of the entire TABS Team,
Jacob Willemsen
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Deadline Corporate Income Tax (CIT) 2022

If you requested a six-month extension to file your CIT 2022 last April, your tax return will be due on October 16, 2023. State income tax due dates typically follow the federal deadline. We advise contacting a Certified Public Accountant to assist you with this filing as soon as possible.

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Requirement to File Form 5471 with Corporate Income Tax

An unintended consequence of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed during the Trump Presidency is that far more tax filers are now required to file Form 5471; this includes nearly all of TABS’s clients with overseas parents.

In an effort to provide explanations and examples, The Internal Revenue Service Large Business & International Concept Unit published IRC-958-Rules for Determining Stock Ownership Attribution Issue
 (latest version 8 August 2022), showing how upward and downward attributions create constructive ownership requiring the filing of Form 5471 – even for wholly owned subsidiaries of a foreign parent.

Importantly, failure to file a Form 5471 may result in penalties equal to $10,000 for each foreign corporation, which could become quite costly.

U.S. Sales Tax Exposure for Foreign Companies

The ever-changing rates of sales tax jurisdictions and a difficult system to determine what is and is not taxable make U.S. tax compliance one of the most complex in the world. The U.S. sales tax system often has American companies scratching their head, but foreign companies are even less familiar with the procedures. In what way are out-of-country businesses required to comply with sales tax on sales made in the U.S.? A confusing aspect for many foreign retailers or wholesalers is that not all of the 50 states recognize bilateral tax treaties.

This means that even if the foreign company is not subject to U.S. Federal income tax, they could still be required to collect and remit sales tax depending on the policies of local state governments. Foreign companies must comply with sales tax in the same manner as U.S.-based businesses. Sales tax liability is a question of nexus. States can define nexus in terms of revenue (economic nexus) or transactions. Having a physical presence in a state is no longer necessary to establish a nexus. Businesses in the U.S. and outside our borders are responsible for collecting sales tax in the states in which they have established nexus. Questions? Contact our Tax Team!

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CurTec Bridges Cultural Differences for a Successful U.S. Expansion

CurTec, a Dutch company specializing in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of plastic screw-top drums, pails, and jars for high-value material industries, recently established a manufacturing facility in South Carolina to cater to its expanding customer base in the United States. Drawing upon his extensive international experience, CEO Bart van Berkel recognized that a major factor in the success of this American venture was the need for effective communication and cooperation between the Dutch and American teams. While it might not be immediately apparent, given the shared similarities between Dutch and American cultures, embracing these subtle distinctions can yield creative solutions, quicker responses, and, ultimately, increased cooperation between the Dutch and American employees.

Workshop: Bridging Cultural Differences
To tackle this challenge head-on, CurTec enlisted the expertise of Annette van der Feltz from Dutch American Connection. Annette conducted two pivotal workshops: one tailored for the Dutch team, which focused on “Effectively Collaborating with Americans”, and another designed for the American team, centered on “Navigating Dutch Work Culture”.

The Power of Understanding Cultural Nuances.

These workshops primarily aimed to bring awareness to how typical Dutch behaviors and practices might be perceived differently by their American counterparts and vice versa. These differences, if left unaddressed, could lead to costly miscommunications and unnecessary delays, among others. Simply providing a list of “do’s and don’ts” was insufficient. Understanding the underlying reasons for differing expectations and how assumptions can influence communication is the key to effective communication and cooperation. Read more about the transformation, streamlining business processes, addressing cultural differences, and the positive impact on cooperation!

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The Delaware Flip: A Smart Move for European Companies?

Many European companies try to raise capital in the U.S., often to fund their U.S. expansion plans. Some American investors will only invest if the European company first consummates a “Delaware flip”. A Delaware flip is the process of changing the corporate structure of a Dutch (or other non-U.S.) company by creating a new top holding company in Delaware and turning the original Dutch company into a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Delaware corporation.

A Delaware flip is a major corporate undertaking and requires a significant investment of time and money. However, if a Dutch company has a high level of confidence that a flip will result in one or more U.S. investors investing a significant amount in the company, it would certainly be a smart move to consider a Delaware flip.

Read the complete article that explains what a Delaware flip is, why and when it’s interesting to opt for this construction, and what the disadvantages and consequences for the organization and shareholders are. Discover the secrets behind this dynamic corporate strategy that could reshape your organizations future!

Join our Roundtable Event about the Delaware Flip in Eindhoven and Amsterdam in October, check our Events.

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Verifying the Identity of your New Hires in a Post-COVID Era

New Form I9; Notice Published Allowing Verify Employers to Remotely Examine Form I9 Documents
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a new version of Form I9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Employers must use Form I9 to verify the identity and employment authorization of their employees.
Now only one page long, the new edition is easier for employers and employees. Other improvements include clearer instructions and providing guidance on acceptable receipts and the auto-extension of some documents found on the Lists of Acceptable Documents.
Employers may begin using the new edition beginning Aug. 1, 2023, but may continue to use the 2019 version of the form through Oct. 31, 2023. Starting Nov. 1, 2023, only the new Form I9 dated “08/01/2023” may be used.
In addition, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published a notice in the Federal Register that modernizes employment eligibility verification by allowing verify employers to remotely examine Form I-9 documents starting Aug. 1, 2023, provided they follow certain steps.

Beneficial Ownership Reporting

TABS previously posted articles about the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) – the most recent of which was published on 26 October 2022, following the release of the Final Rulemaking by the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). You may be noticing more and more publications and webinars being advertised in connection with these reporting requirements in an effort to prepare everyone for the reporting requirements that will soon take effect.

Although reporting requirements go into effect on 1 January 2024, companies that already exist prior to that date will have the entirety of 2024 to file their initial reports (they are due on or before 31 December 2024). Any company that is created on or after 1 January 2024 will have 30 days to file its initial report. Once the initial report has been filed, both existing and new reporting companies will have to file updates within 30 days of a change in their beneficial ownership information. These changes will create an additional burden on your company’s compliance.

It is important to remember a Beneficial Owner does not only include those with an ownership interest in the company but includes those who have substantial control over the company. FinCEN has defined substantial control in a manner to identify key individuals within the company and includes those who: (1) are senior officers such as the President, CEO, COO, CFO, and General Counsel (2) have authority over the appointment or removal of any senior officer or a majority of the board of directors (or similar body), (3) directs, determines or has substantial influence over important matters of the reporting company, including, for example, the reorganization, dissolution or merger of the reporting company, the selection or termination of business lines or ventures of the reporting company and the amendment of any governance documents of the reporting company, or (4) has any other form of substantial control over the reporting company, as persons with ‘substantial control’.

We suggest that our clients begin to understand who within their organizations will be considered Beneficial Owners and reach out to us early in 2024 so that we may begin the registration process on their behalf. The tendency should be to error toward over-reporting in connection with these requirements.

If you wish to make any changes to the officers and directors of your company prior to reporting, please reach out to us.

Participate in the TABS 2023 Survey!

Just a quick reminder about our survey, as we need your insights! If you’re an active player, have tried it in the past, or even just have your eyes set on the U.S. market, your voice matters.

Take our quick survey now and let your experiences pave the way for others.

Remember our 2020 findings:
1. Most businesses choose Delaware for U.S. entity formation.
2. Many foreign business owners encounter cultural differences and learn from workshops and seminars.
3. Local sales and marketing are crucial for success.
4. U.S. Tech salespeople make a lot more money than their European counterparts.
5. Networking, networking, networking!

Take the Survey

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But there’s more. With a welcoming lobby and attentive doormen, your guests are greeted with warmth and professionalism. A dedicated reception area streamlines your day-to-day operations. Our conference room is equipped with the latest technology. And the communal kitchen adds a perfect touch of practicality and comfort to your workdays.

Contact us to explore our offerings and discover the perfect suite that aligns with your business aspirations.

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End-of-Year Tax Preparations

It’s not too early to begin preparing for next year’s tax season. You should note that the first deadline is January 31, 2024. This is when your employees need to be provided with their W-2s, and contractors or vendors to whom you have paid more than $600 need to be provided with 1099s. For this, you will not only need their tax ID but also their updated address information. If you don’t currently have this information, you should begin to request it as soon as possible; in our experience, some contractors or vendors are slow to respond and may need to be pursued at length before you receive the required information. Failure to timely file a 1099 can result in penalties. If you would like additional information or assistance with completing the CIT or 1099s and filing the corresponding 1096 with the IRS, or if you have other tax-related questions, please contact our tax support officers.

Contact our Tax Team

Upcoming Events

Meet us at the following events in the Netherlands in October.

Roundtable: The Delaware Flip

Tuesday, October 10th, 3.30-5.30pm CET, Eindhoven
Wednesday, October 11th, 3.30-5.30pm CET, Amsterdam
Dutch spoken | Free of costs

What is the Delaware Flip? Why and when is it interesting to opt for this construction? What are the disadvantages and consequences for the organization and shareholders? Discover the secrets behind this dynamic corporate strategy that could reshape your organization’s future!

The following questions will be discussed in more detail:

  • What is a Delaware Flip?
  • In which situation is it interesting, and when is it used?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of a DF, and what legal and fiscal steps must be taken?


TABS Inc. organizes this event together with KPMG and Fisher Broyles.


Your Staff to the U.S.?

Thursday, October 12th, 1.00 pm CET, Gouda, The Netherlands (Dutch spoken | Free of costs)

Are you considering having employees work on American soil? There are dozens of tax, legal, social, and administrative questions immediately. You will also need visas, plus residential and work locations. And an analysis of the associated risks that need to be covered. All in all, it’s a lot to manage. Come to Gouda on Thursday, October 12, to be informed about all these topics simultaneously!


This seminar is interesting for HR managers and other professionals from companies that are going to establish or are considering establishing themselves in the U.S.


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Meet Victor Tourinho, Compliance Specialist

Victor completed a degree in Public Administration and Territorial Policies at the University of Lisbon and has worked in Portugal’s public and private sectors. Still, with a passion for international relations, he went abroad and served the Embassy of Portugal to the United States in 2015. After briefly returning to Lisbon, where he worked in private aviation, Victor moved to London to work in fintech. After spending over two years in the financial sector, he returned to the U.S., embracing a new experience with TABS Inc. in September 2019. He is currently working from Portugal, where he originates.

“I always seek experience and knowledge to better serve our clients in various areas. Nothing is more satisfying than seeing the companies we assist strive in the U.S. market. That is why one of the things I enjoy the most is the close contact we maintain with our clients. It makes me very proud to work in international business with such a multicultural team and positively impact the professional and personal achievements of so many people worldwide.”

New Office in Eindhoven, The Netherlands

We are excited to have opened our new branch in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Conveniently located in the prestigious Kennedy Tower, right next to Eindhoven Central Station, our new office serves as the home base for our dedicated Business Relations Team. This team is committed to providing service to our existing clients, ensuring their ongoing success and satisfaction.

But that’s not all! In addition, we are delighted to have two talented financial specialists who will be based in our Eindhoven office. They bring their bookkeeping and sales tax expertise to further strengthen our Financial Support Team. With their skills and knowledge, we are well-equipped to provide comprehensive financial guidance to our clients, enabling them to navigate the complexities of the U.S. market with ease.

Want to visit us in Eindhoven? Contact us.

Business Relations Team

To better serve our valued customers, we are excited to introduce Willem Wolfs as our new Business Relationship Manager. Willem started on May 8 and is based in the Netherlands. With a wealth of experience in account management and customer service, Willem will play a key role in building and strengthening relationships with our existing customers and network of service providers.

Flora Bergshoeff, one of our seasoned professionals, was recently promoted and will take on a new role as Business Development Manager. Floor will be responsible for finding, developing, and onboarding new customers in this position.

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