Do I lose the 30% ruling if my status changes to permanent residency?
Article ID: 412 | Last Updated: Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 12:06 AM
I have been living in the Netherlands for almost five years on ‘kennismigrant‘ residency status and holding 30% ruling. After I reach five-year mark, if I change to permanent residency, do I lose the 30% ruling? Thank you in advance for your reply.
You will not lose the 30% ruling if your status changes to permanent residency. The ruling is granted for 8 years (or in your case 10 years under the "old" rules). During this period you are considered to have extra territorial expenses which can be reimbursed tax free. This won‘t change if you become permanent resident or even get the Dutch nationality.