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Education costs (18)
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Deductions Articles
Car expenses: can I claim a tax refund for car expenses incurred by driving from my home to my work?
Viewed 12841 times since Thu, Feb 21, 2013
Question:I live in Brussels but work in Holland. Can I claim a tax refund for car expenses?Answer:No, there is no deduction possible for car expenses. Your employer may reimburse tax free € 0.19 per kilometre to you, but it is not possible to... Read More
Double housing costs: can I claim a deduction or reimbursement of these costs?
Viewed 2084 times since Thu, Jan 22, 2015
Question:I am about to move to the Netherlands and I will apply for the 30% ruling. At the moment I pay 500 eur/month for an apartment in Italy (50% of the total cost since I share the apartment with my girlfriend) . The lease contract is assigned ... Read More
Are the costs of a funeral tax deductible?
Viewed 1940 times since Wed, Dec 14, 2011
  Costs related to the death of a person are not deductible in the income tax return. This was possible in the past, but current law doesn't offer this possibility anymore.     Read More
Travel with own car is tax deductable or not?
Viewed 1789 times since Fri, Aug 30, 2013
Question: I am starting a new job next month where I have to travel to Delft from Amsterdam which is roughly 60km one way and 120 km return. My company is paying some amount for travel but it will take more than what they are paying if I use my own ... Read More
Is the invoice of an attorney tax deductible?
Viewed 1761 times since Thu, Jan 17, 2013
Question:   My partner lives in Belgium but was working in the Netherlands with a limited time contract. His employer fired him directly before a contract expiration date. This dismissal had no legal basis therefore my partner went for a... Read More
Premiums for a life insurance are not deductible as Uitgaven lijfrenteverzekeringen
Viewed 1304 times since Sun, Mar 24, 2013
Question:   I am working since 2000 as a contractor via a management company, so paying all required taxes / social security etc. I have a mortgage with an associated life insurance policy attached to it. Are the payments for this life insurance... Read More