The corona virus COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and the advice to people and businesses on how to respond is constantly being updated. Even though the situation we’re in is creating much uncertainty, we also truly believe it is an opportunity for innovation and transitioning into new ways of working. 

On this page you can find important information on COVID-19, our latest views on the current situation and the contact information of our experts, who are available to elaborate on how to continue your business by means of technology and innovation.

We are committed to helping our clients, colleagues and communities, as we all try to navigate the impacts of COVID-19.

Aruba: Latest content about COVID-19

COVID-19 Aruba News bulletin #9

Due to the current situation as to the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel it is important to keep you well informed regarding all announcements, changes and information made available during this time. In this news bulletin we will provide an update on changes made in personnel registration requirements announced by the Department of Labor & Research (DAO).

COVID-19 Aruba News bulletin #9

COVID-19 Aruba News bulletin #8

Due to the current situation as to the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel it is important to keep you well informed regarding all announcements, changes and information made available during this time. In this news bulletin we will provide an update on Wage Subsidy program as introduced by the Government of Aruba.

COVID-19 Aruba News bulletin #8

COVID-19 Aruba News bulletin #7

Due to the current situation as to the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel it is important to keep you well informed regarding all announcements, changes and information made available during this time. In this news bulletin we will provide an update on the SME’s stimulus plan as announced by the Government of Aruba.

COVID-19 Aruba News bulletin #7

Emergency measures in the Dutch Kingdom in connection with the Corona virus pandemic (update)

The current situation of the emergency measures related to taxes is that most countries offer opportunities to request for postponement of payment without charge of interest and cost. However, the filing obligation will remain unaffected.

Emergency measures in the Dutch Kingdom in connection with the Corona virus pandemic (update)

COVID-19 Aruba News bulletin #6

This news bulletin relates to our previous news bulletin #4, where we elaborated on the financial reporting and disclosures.

COVID-19 Aruba News bulletin #6

COVID-19 Aruba Newsbulletin #5

As you already know, the Minister of Finance announced a fiscal relief package for the upcoming three months as an alleviation for the ongoing COVID- 19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Aruba Newsbulletin #5

COVID-19 Aruba Newsbulletin #4

This news bulletin identifies key financial reporting areas that entities need to consider when determining the impact on their business, and on the results, financial position and disclosures in their financial statements.

COVID-19 Aruba Newsbulletin #4

COVID-19 Aruba Newsbulletin #3

Due to the current situation as to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Aruba has prepared a fiscal relief package for employers and employees who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Aruba Newsbulletin #3

COVID-19 Aruba Newsbulletin #1

Due to the current situation as to the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel it is important to keep you well informed regarding all announcements, changes and information made available during this time.

COVID-19 Aruba Newsbulletin #1

COVID-19 Aruba Newsbulletin #2

Due to the current situation as to the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel it is important to keep you well informed regarding all announcements, changes and information made available during this time.

COVID-19 Aruba Newsbulletin #2

Bonaire: Latest content about COVID-19

Valuation of commercial real estate for Real Estate Tax in light of the COVID- 19 pandemic

As per January 1, 2021 the tax authorities will provide all owners of real estate on Bonaire with a new valuation for the properties owned for the purpose of Real Estate Tax assessments for the years 2021 up to 2025. The last valuations have been done in 2016.

Valuation of commercial real estate for Real Estate Tax in light of the COVID- 19 pandemic

Emergency measures in the Dutch Kingdom in connection with the Corona virus pandemic (update)

The current situation of the emergency measures related to taxes is that most countries offer opportunities to request for postponement of payment without charge of interest and cost. However, the filing obligation will remain unaffected.

Emergency measures in the Dutch Kingdom in connection with the Corona virus pandemic (update)

COVID-19 Bonaire Newsbulletin #1

This newsflash will include tax updates and reminders of important tax deadlines which may be relevant for you and your business.

COVID-19 Bonaire Newsbulletin #1

Curaçao: Latest content about COVID-19

The value of holding on to your values

Oscar Wilde once said: “The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is.” This now shows more than ever, because in times of crisis, everyone is pretty much equal.

The value of holding on to your values

Fiscaal Hamsteren

Covid-19. Als onderdeel van het Solidariteitspakket heeft de overheid een noodpakket aan fiscale steunmaatregelen afgekondigd voor ondernemers. Zij kunnen fiscale tegemoetkomingen ontvangen om hun personeel in dienst te houden.

Fiscaal Hamsteren

Emergency measures in the Dutch Kingdom in connection with the Corona virus pandemic (update)

The current situation of the emergency measures related to taxes is that most countries offer opportunities to request for postponement of payment without charge of interest and cost. However, the filing obligation will remain unaffected.

Emergency measures in the Dutch Kingdom in connection with the Corona virus pandemic (update)

Internal Audit during COVID-19, a ‘partner in business’ for protecting business value

Amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic organizations across the globe are facing the impact of the crisis and are waging their efforts to the right response and mitigating measures of the diverse effects.

Internal Audit during COVID-19, a ‘partner in business’ for protecting business value

Blog: Keeping ‘client’ data secure when working remotely

How we can manage and protect our data when not working from the office, from a privacy point of view.

Blog: Keeping ‘client’ data secure when working remotely

Article:A broken promise? Privacy matters

As COVID-19 monitoring escalates, personal privacy plummets.

Article:A broken promise? Privacy matters

Blog: Innovation Loves a Crisis

Even though the situation we’re in on Curaçao, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is creating so much uncertainty, it’s also an opportunity for innovation and new ways of working.

Blog: Innovation Loves a Crisis

Blog: First mate, bring me my red shirt!

Even though ‘remote working’ is also an interesting blog subject, we decided to write a piece regarding leadership in crisis and turmoil.

Blog: First mate, bring me my red shirt!

St. Maarten: Latest content about COVID-19

Adjustments in Payroll Support Program for the Month of June 2020

Based on the advice of the Financial Supervision Council (CFT) of 6 May 2020, the Kingdom Council of Ministers has decided that the payroll support program of Sint Maarten must be changed before an additional amount of ANG 29 million will be made available to the country of Sint Maarten to finance the payroll support program for the period from May 15, 2020 to June 30, 2020

Adjustments in Payroll Support Program for the Month of June 2020

Cessantia (severance) calculations, wage tax and social security aspects

As of the start of the Corona crisis, many entrepreneurs have had to think about the effects of the crisis on their business and whether it would be possible to maintain employment for their employees.

Cessantia (severance) calculations, wage tax and social security aspects

Business Support Plan for St. Maarten – II

The requests for payroll support for the companies that qualified for the first tranche as defined in the SSRP have been filed by now. It is expected that USZV will start making payments as of 11 May 2020.

Business Support Plan for St. Maarten – II

St. Maarten business support plan

Government has published its business support plan in an effort to stimulate retention of employees. The program is executed by USZV.

St. Maarten business support plan

Emergency measures in the Dutch Kingdom in connection with the Corona virus pandemic (update)

The current situation of the emergency measures related to taxes is that most countries offer opportunities to request for postponement of payment without charge of interest and cost. However, the filing obligation will remain unaffected.

Emergency measures in the Dutch Kingdom in connection with the Corona virus pandemic (update)

Internal Audit during COVID-19, a ‘partner in business’ for protecting business value

Amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic organizations across the globe are facing the impact of the crisis and are waging their efforts to the right response and mitigating measures of the diverse effects.

Internal Audit during COVID-19, a ‘partner in business’ for protecting business value

Global insights on COVID-19

COVID-19: Financial reporting and disclosures

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is spreading around the globe rapidly. The virus has taken its toll on not just human life, but businesses and financial markets too, the extent of which is currently indeterminate.

COVID-19: Financial reporting and disclosures

Accounting implications of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The spread of the Coronavirus is impacting businesses around the world. Entities need to carefully consider the accounting implications of this situation. This IFRS Alert considers the impact of the Coronavirus on 31 December 2019 year ends.

Accounting implications of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Supporting you to navigate the impact of COVID-19

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to shake markets and impact people around the world, it's creating significant challenges for business leaders.

Supporting you to navigate the impact of COVID-19

Reporting the impact of COVID-19

In Reporting the impact of COVID-19 on your business [ 110 kb ] we highlight ten questions entities should be asked to make sure that those financial statements not yet issued are presented fairly.

Reporting the impact of COVID-19

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