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Conditions Sub-Categories

150 km distance requirement (8)
How is it measured? Is this requirement allowed?
Salary requirement (7)
A certain salary level is required to get the 30% ruling
Conditions Articles
Is the 30% ruling applicable for foreign phd students employed by a Dutch university?
Viewed 13402 times since Fri, Mar 2, 2012
  Being a Phd you may qualify for the ruling if you satisfy the requirements.   For example:   - incoming employee - salary above required minimum salary - lived more than 150 km from Dutch border before you moved to the Netherlands   For more... Read More
What are the requirements to qualify for the 30% ruling?
Viewed 7189 times since Fri, Nov 4, 2011
Requirements to qualify for the 30% ruling To qualify you must satisfy the following requirements: You are (originally) recruited from abroad You have special skills and experience These special skills and experience must be scarce on the... Read More
I am eligible for the 30% ruling if my previous employer didn‘t apply? I had the 30% ruling before.
Viewed 3994 times since Tue, Jun 25, 2013
Question:I was eligible for the 30% ruling till February 28th. After that, I was unemployed for 2 months - March and April. On May 16th, I signed a contract with a company and worked there till June 16th (1 month). That employer had asked me to fill... Read More
30 percent rulling requirements before 1 january 2012
Viewed 2020 times since Thu, Sep 6, 2012
Question:   I am in the Netherlands since September 2011. I know that I can apply for the 30% rulling as long as I meet the requirements from the date I arrived. What was the minimum gross salary (before tax) that time for masters over 30 years... Read More
I will be transferred by my employer from Emirates to Amsterdam but will start living in Brussels. Can I get the 30% ruling?
Viewed 1983 times since Thu, Feb 21, 2013
Question:I am currently living in Emirates for the last 10 years and was offered a position in Holland with the same company. I would like to live in Brussels but work in Amsterdam. Can I claim for the 30 % ruling on my salary? Many thanks.Answer... Read More
Young master: do I need a master degree to apply for the 30% ruling?
Viewed 741 times since Thu, Dec 10, 2015
Question:Hi, I am eligible for all criteria of young master except for having a master degree. Is it a must or also applications with bachelor degree are welcome to apply for 30% ruling?Answer:Having a master degree (which is recognized in the... Read More
My application for the 30% ruling was rejected in the past. My situation changed since then. Can I apply for the ruling again?
Viewed 700 times since Tue, Oct 27, 2015
Dear Expatax, I hold a PhD from the University of Amsterdam, graduated in March 2011. I started working in a Dutch company in January 2011 and the request for the 30% ruling did not work out. Since October 1st 2015, I started a new position in a new... Read More