Payroll Software in The Netherlands

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The business has recently registered as a non residential employer in The Netherlands, we have employed a member of staff there and have been issued with an employer reference number and VAT number from the authorities.  Does anyone have any advise on the best payroll software to use?  I want to be able to run payroll and submit taxes myself without the use of a third party so anything along the lines of a Dutch version of Sage would be excellent.

 

Thank you for your help.

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By AW95
10th Jul 2024 12:20

Might be worth reaching out to a payroll provider in The Netherlands to see if they do training if you are going to take this on yourself.

They would also hopefully be able to recommend software that you could use.

Never dealt with The Netherlands, but the Europeans can have some funny rules when it comes to payroll.

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By Arthur Putey
10th Jul 2024 12:20

A client of mine with a NL company uses something called NMBRS

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By taxdigital
10th Jul 2024 12:22

Sorry I wouldn't know about any software but have an interesting piece of information to share. One of clients from Trumpland, used to terminating employees by sending out text messages, found to their shock that Dutch employment law required the employee's consent before terminating them!!

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By FactChecker
10th Jul 2024 12:59

"The business has recently registered as a non residential employer in The Netherlands, we have employed a member of staff there"

As others have hinted, when establishing a presence in a foreign regime there can be many 'oddities' (to you not them of course) that open like trapdoors beneath your feet. And the first area to check out will be Employment legislation, even before Payroll (and tax / social security / pension / etc) rules.

Whether you outsource it initially and then bring it in-house later or take a crash course in training for yourself ... it is never a sensible gamble to just 'have a go' and cross your fingers.
[And as you must know from running UK Payroll, however good the software it can't guarantee to keep you on the straight & narrow, nor protect you from what remain your liabilities.]

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By Paul Crowley
10th Jul 2024 17:16

Fair play to you.
Accepting the risk of not understanding the local rules and hoping that Dutch type Sage will do it all is a bold risk to take.
How expensive can it be to find a Dutchman with sage and PII to do one payslip once a month?

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By Nina Goodyear
10th Jul 2024 18:16

I have guidance and understanding of the rules, the employee doesn't want to be essentially employed by a third party. I essentially wanted recommendation of software. Thanks for your response

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By Matrix
10th Jul 2024 18:36

They have to be employed by the payroll provider in NL?

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By FactChecker
10th Jul 2024 20:46

"the employee doesn't want to be essentially employed by a third party" isn't likely to be at all relevant ... which is why I suggested earlier that you check Employment legislation before worrying about Payroll.

I'm not an expert in Dutch employment/payroll law but - having experienced the oddities of French, Turkish, UAE and Australian payrolls (which make UK and its near relatives of Guernsey, Jersey and others seem almost simple) - I'm aware that there can be severe penalties imposed on Employers who haven't followed the correct procedures.

As already pointed out ... there are loads of offerings out there (some pure software and some as service solutions), but if you don't understand how their legislation requires you to operate then it seems frankly foolish to attempt to DiY (especially for just one employee).

Feel free to tell us in a few months what you chose - and how it worked out.

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