I am already working in the Netherlands for a couple of years. Can I still apply for the 30% ruling?
Article ID: 33 | Last Updated: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 10:03 AM
Yes, you can still apply. However, whether you qualify is determined based on the situation on the day you arrived in the Netherlands. If you met the requirements for the 30% ruling at that moment then you can apply. This is the same if your first employer did not want to apply for the ruling but your current employer does. The experience and knowledge you gained since you are in the Netherlands will however not be taken into consideration.
Be aware, that the maximum period of 10 years (8 years if you arrived after 1 January 2012) for which the ruling can be granted will be reduced with the time you are already in the Netherlands.