As of April 2011 flight personnel living in The Netherlands, and who work for an airline company located in Great Britain, will face some changes in their (future) taxation. This is because the treaty of avoidance double taxation between The Netherlands and Great Britain has been revised, amongst others with respect to the taxation of flight personnel. To summarize, as of April 2011 flight personnel will temporarily have a choice as to in which country they are effectively taxed.… Read More
On regular basis we advise expats and/or their employers on the 30%-ruling, part of this advisory is preparing the actual request for the ruling. As the interest of being granted the ruling can be very high, it is worthwhile to invest sufficient time to assess the exact situation of the employee compared to the applicable legal requirements. … Read More
Please note as of the year 2014 it will most likely not be possible any more to use the stamrecht facilities, please see our recent article.
In case of a severance payment a so called stamrecht or standing right limited liability company (BV) can be incorporated by the employee; the recipient of this severance payment. To this stamrecht BV the severance payment can be paid by the former employer without withholding any wage tax/premium. Depending on the facts it may be differ, but starting from a severance payment in excess of appr. EUR 75,000 a stamrecht BV may well be interesting. In case the employee has the benefit of the 30%-ruling, the BV can be used to retain this ruling and its benefits. … Read More
In most cases a tax and premium benefit can be achieved in the year of migration, either moving to or moving out of the Netherlands. As to the premiums this benefit follows from the fact that premium can be calculated on a time related basis. … Read More
This post contains some of the up to date (December 2012) expat Q and A’s as discussed by us on Expatica, the discussed issues are categorized:
Q: Next year, it shall be my 5th year here in NL. I have been granted a 30% tax ruling since I came here last 2008. With the new rules, my eligibility shall be checked for next year. By the end of this year (2012), my salary will not meet €35,000 taxable income requirement. Will this affect my eligibility for next year to be able to keep my 30% tax rule? Will I still be able to keep my 30% tax rule for next year?
A: Indeed after the first five years you will have to meet the 2012 rules, amongst which is the salary criterion. There are only very limited exceptions not to meet this criterion, e.g. in case of temporary parental leave. However there may be an option for you to swap part of the current tax free reimbursement, under the ruling, for gross taxable salary. This is because the 30% ruling may also be based on a lowered tax free %, 30% is the maximum. This way your benefit of the ruling will decrease, but could still give a benefit.
Q: How is the yearly salary determined? My gross monthly salary based on contract is 4444 euro, thus more than 50k euro/year.However, I am now working only 4 days a week (have children), therefore I receive only 80% of 4444 euro gross, which makes it just slightly less then 50k euro yearly. Will I still qualify for the 30%ruling? Please can you elaborate on which salary is considered in case people are working part-time?… Read More