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Tax return and 30% ruling Articles
30% ruling: exemption from taxation on savings
Viewed 21463 times since Tue, Apr 16, 2013
Question:   I have worked 2 years in the Netherlands under the 30% ruling scheme. How can I apply for exemption from taxation of savings and investments? Will the exemption also cover possible gains made with small scale stock trading? Thank you... Read More
Partial non resident tax payer status as a result of the 30% ruling
Viewed 15508 times since Tue, Mar 20, 2012
Question:   I am a knowledge migrant with a valid 30% ruling. I want to know my tax status, is it resident or partial resident tax payer? Where can I get this info?   Answer:   In the tax return you can make the decision whether you want to be... Read More
Tax on savings and investments - end of 30% ruling - leaving the Netherlands
Viewed 12668 times since Thu, Feb 28, 2013
Question:   I have worked in the Netherlands with 30% ruling for 2 years. I have earned certain savings which were not taxed due to the 30% ruling. However, currently I am intending to leave the Netherlands. I understand that since my employement... Read More
Can I deduct the mortgage interest for my main residence if I have the 30% ruling?
Viewed 10720 times since Tue, Jan 10, 2012
If you have the 30% ruling you can deduct the mortgage interest under the standard regulations. So the 30% ruling itself will not affect the possibility to deduct the interest. It is also not relevant whether you have opted for partial non residency... Read More
30% ruling for 11 months - unemployed for a month - how to do Dutch tax return in regards to box 3?
Viewed 8522 times since Sun, Feb 26, 2012
  Question:   My husband has the 30% ruling since 2008. He was made redundant as of nov. 30th 2015. In December he was unemployed. Normally, while filling our tax return we did not have to fill in box 3 choosing for non-resident status for tax... Read More
How to answer box 3 if one falls under the 30% rule.
Viewed 6767 times since Tue, Mar 12, 2013
Question:I currently fall under the 30% rule. In 2012 my Dutch savings were over the tax-free limit ("heffingsvrij vermogen"). May I still tick "no" at the opening question of box 3 ("had u bezittingen, zoals (maatschappelijke) beleggingen, spaargeld... Read More
What is the deadline for filing a Dutch tax return if you have the 30% ruling?
Viewed 6385 times since Tue, Mar 20, 2012
Question:   Is there any special date for filing tax returns for a knowledge migrant with 30% ruling or is it the same for everybody: April 1?   Answer:   The standard deadline is indeed April 1. This is the same if you have the 30% ruling. The... Read More
What are the tax consequences of the 30% tax ruling?
Viewed 4917 times since Tue, Sep 3, 2013
Question:I am due to move to Amsterdam and my employer believes I will qualify. Does this ruling mean that I will effectively be tax free on earnings say of € 85,000 per annum, or is 30% taken as a deduction and I pay tax on the balance? If so,... Read More
What exactly goes in box 1? How do I declare my salary if I have the 30% ruling?
Viewed 3527 times since Wed, May 8, 2013
Question:I‘m subject to the 30% ruling, so do I put my taxable salary (bruto minus national insurance and 30%) or my bruto salary into box 1?  I can‘t find anywhere to declare the 30%, so I‘m worried they will decide I owe them... Read More