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Tax treaties Articles
Official text of the Dutch American Friendship Treaty (DAFT)
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Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation, with Protocol and Exchange of Notes   WHEREAS a treaty of friendship, commerce and navigation between the United States of America and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, together with a protocol and an... Read More
Tax on income from foreign (Sri Lanka) project
Viewed 14905 times since Thu, Jan 10, 2013
Question:   If I do a project in Sri Lanka and am paid directly approximately 40k euros, What is the best arrangement? Should I register a company in the Netherlands and then pay into the company? What would be the approximate rate of tax? Or... Read More
Taxation of foreign military pension - in this question a UK pension
Viewed 10841 times since Thu, Feb 7, 2013
Question:   I was told by the UK tax office that my military pension (UK government/crown) must be paid and taxed in the UK and they have an agreement with the Netherlands that it would be exempt from taxation here. But i have been told by PWC it... Read More
Direct tax treaty between India and the Netherlands
Viewed 5806 times since Mon, Jul 30, 2012
Question:   Do the Netherlands have any tax treaty with India ? If yes, please provide the details regarding the same ?   Answer:   There is indeed a direct tax treaty between the Netherlands and India.   You can find the Englis... Read More
Tax on income earned abroad
Viewed 3316 times since Fri, Aug 30, 2013
Question: I currently work in Libya and spend approximately 6-7 months in the country and return to my home in the Netherlands on my time off. I do not work in Holland nor do I have a Dutch employer. I am an Irish national and hold temporary resi... Read More