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On March 25, 2021, the Bill introducing a conditional withholding tax on dividends was submitted to the Lower House of Parliament. The Conditional Withholding Tax on Dividends Act supplements the 2021 Withholding Tax Act and aims to prevent the untaxed flow of dividends from the Netherlands to low-tax jurisdictions and in abuse situations.

Low-tax jurisdictions are countries with a statutory profit tax rate lower than 9% and countries included in the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions. 

If passed in its current form, the new withholding tax will enter into force on 1 January 2024.