Can I receive a golden handshake on my personal account and then transfer it to a Stamrecht BV?
Article ID: 444 | Last Updated: Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 11:40 AM
I will receive a golden handshake of around € 25,000. I am a non Dutch speaking international sales person, and finding it almost impossible to find another role. My partner company has confirmed that we will be in the Netherlands for the next 10 years. I would like to buy into a business or set one up with the golden handshake money.
My company wants to pay the money immediately. Could I claim the 52% tax back, to start my business?
The golden handshake can only be paid tax free if the money is directly deposited to a Stamrecht BV (or to the insurance company/bank in case of a stamrecht savings account). If the money is transfered to your personal account first then your employer has to withhold 52% tax. The withheld tax can‘t be claimed back if you transfer the money to a Stamrecht BV later.
So it is absolutely important that you have a (signed) agreement with your employer which states that the handshake will be paid out according to the way you would like to receive it, even if it means that the employer has to wait 1 or 2 months.