Statistics of Finances of Enterprises

General

Is there an overview of the questions available?

No, but there is an overview of the information requested in this example template. You can also make an export in the questionnaire of your data.

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Is a Dutch version of the questionnaire available?

There is only a Dutch PDF-version available.

Note: You can only use this questionnaire as a reference book. The final data must be entered on the internet via the Dutch questionnaire. For access to the online questionnaire, go to https://vragenlijst.cbs.nl/SFGE17.

I have lost the log-in codes.

You can request new codes.Please contact the CBS Contact Center.

I cannot complete the questionnaire digitally or I have lost the questionnaire. Can I receive a paper questionnaire?

If you cannot submit the questionnaire digitally or you have lost the questionnaire, you can request a paper questionnaire, depending on the research. Please contact the CBS Contact Center.

How can I change my contact details, e.g. address, place or contact person?
For changing your contact details please call the CBS Contact Center. You can only change your company name via the source register, i.e. the Chamber of Commerce or another register.
Can I apply for a deferment?
If it is not possible for you to complete the survey questionnaire before the required date stated on the form, please call the CBS Contact Center.
Am I required to provide data?

Yes, you are legally obliged to provide the requested data. For more information we refer you to the page: Enforcement.

Can I change the language of the questionnaire?
You can change the language of the questionnaire to English once you are logged in. To change the language, click on the UK flag in the top right corner of the screen. The language will be changed to English.
May I change the pre-filled opening balance-sheet amount?
If the opening amount is no longer correct, you may change it.
We do not compile the consolidation required by Statistics Netherlands for our own purposes. Are we obliged to compile this consolidation especially for Statistics Netherlands?
Yes. The task of Statistics Netherlands includes providing a representative picture of the state of the Dutch economy. To make this possible, Statistics Netherlands requires a consolidated statement of all group companies established in the Netherlands.
Why does Statistics Netherlands only requires the consolidated statement which relates solely to group companies established in the Netherlands?
The task of Statistics Netherlands includes providing a representative picture of the state of the Dutch economy. By excluding the non-resident group companies, the resulting figures reflect only the activities of the group companies which resident in the Netherlands. The explanatory notes on the questionnaire explain how to consolidate correctly.
I do not see a window to enter the user number and access code.

This could have several causes. 1) You have typed the web address into a search engine (eg Google). Unfortunately, that does not work. Because your data is confidential, Statistics Netherlands uses a secure server. Type the link directly in the address bar of your browser. 2) You forgot the 's' after 'http' when typing the web address. 3) You cannot access the internet. Try a different website and see if it works. You may have problems with your network connectivity.

Is my privacy protected?

Yes, your privacy is guaranteed in all surveys of Statistics Netherlands. Your company data is processed and analyzed into general economic statistics under strict confidentiality. Statistics Netherlands works with well-secured computer systems. The law prescribes that the data should only be used for statistical purposes. No other institution has access to the data collected by Statistics Netherlands. No recognizable data about a separate company or institution can be derived from the statistical information published by Statistics Netherlands.

I have filled out the questionnaire and sent it. Why do I get a reminder by letter?

If you have sent the questionnaire via the internet, you will immediately receive a acknowledgment of receipt in your browser. Did you not receive an acknowledgment of receipt? Then please check whether you did not accidentally use the 'Save' button instead of the 'Send' button. Log-in (if necessary), go to the last screen, and press the 'Send' button. Did you recently completed and submitted the survey on paper, then it could be that your submission and the reminder letter have crossed eachother.

I receive questionnaires from Statistics Netherlands, but the activities of my company have ended. (bankruptcy, cancellation, merger, acquisition, or sale).

If one of these situations apply, please notify Statistics Netherlands in writing. Send an email to contactcenter@cbs.nl (stating the correspondence number in the cover letter). Make sure to mention the reason for terminating the activities.

How should I report changes in the enterprise structure?
An overview of the enterprise structure is included in the online questionnaire. If this contains errors or omissions, please note them at the questions.
Do I have to fill in the annual questionnaire if I also complete the quarterly questionnaire?
Yes, you must also complete the questionnaire for the annual survey ‘statistics of finances of enterprises’. Although the two surveys are basically identical, they are also different. The quarterly survey is more concise and because the figures are supplied relatively soon after the close of the quarter, they are often provisional and unverified. In the annual survey definite verified figures are supplied.