DGA is short for directeur-grootaandeelhouder (director/ major shareholder) – a term applied to a company director who also owns shares in the firm. To qualify for tax advantages, a DGA must own at least 5% of the shares. If a DGA controls at least half of the shares, and cannot therefore be sacked, he or she is also exempt from social security payments.All typical untranslatable Dutch words and expressions translated in the Dictionairy of Dutchness
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