Salary criterion –
A salary criterion is to be met to apply the 30% ruling, below is the annual indexation for the 2020 minimum salary to qualify for the 30% ruling. There are three qualifying salary groups:
1. Scientists do not have a salary minimum;
2. People below 30 years of age with a Masters education have a minimum salary requirement of EUR 29,149 (2020) / EUR 28,690 (2019) / EUR 28,350 (2018) excluding the 30% reimbursement and EUR 41,642 (2020) / EUR 40,985 (2019) / EUR 40,500 (2018) including the 30% reimbursement;
3. For Expats that do not match the groups under 1 and 2, a minimum salary requirement applies of EUR 38,347 (2020) / EUR 37,743 (2019) / EUR 37,296 (2018) excluding the 30% reimbursement and EUR 54,782 (2020) / EUR 53,918 (2019) / EUR 53,280 (2018) including the 30% reimbursement.
Please note that these minimum amounts are subject to annual indexation. In principle the salary criterion may not be decreased pro rata in case of a part time employment. There is an exemption on this rule in case of parental leave.
The salary criterion in principle replaces the prior criterion of required specific skills, in that sense the ruling has become more accessible. Please note however that the salary criterion is a continuous test, the employer is therefore held to continuously check whether all requirements are still met by its employee.
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