BV Holding structure

The BV holding structure is one of the most common legal structures. Typically the structure consists of one or more holding BV’s that hold the shares in one or more operating BV’s. This has several advantages both from a tax and risk angle. There are a few contracts to make sure that everything runs smoothly in your Dutch holding structure.

overview of legal contracts for Dutch BV holding structure

The personal holding BV company holds the shares in the operating bv. This ensures risk reduction and in most cases a lower tax burden. Find a few of these advantages below:

  • A holding bv is exempt from tax on a realised profit on the sale of shares in the operating company
  • If your holding BV has a stake in multiple BV companies you do not have to pay out a salary from each of the stakes.
  • You protect losing your accumulated gains in case of bankruptcy of the operating company.