The Dutch tax authorities have announced that as of January 1, 2014 the Dutch VAT returns and EU Listings of 2014 should be submitted through the portal of the tax authorities or via Standard Business Reporting (SBR). Companies using the portal of the tax authorities can keep doing so. However businesses that use declaration/administrative software to submit the VAT returns and EU Listings should make sure that their system is suitable for SBR.
SBR is a method for compiling and submitting financial reports from your tax or accounting software. This submission is done via a secure, government channel called Digipoort. To use SBR a so-called “PKIoverheid services server” certificate is required. On the site of the Dutch tax authorities it is further described how to use SBR and how one should get a “PKIoverheid services server” certificate.
In September 2013 the authorities start with the preparations to submit the VAT returns and EU Listings of 2014 via SBR and the “PKIoverheid services server” certificate as of January 1, 2014.