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  1. Online module: Do you qualify for the 30% ruling?
    Published on: Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 3:06 PM | Viewed: 741 times.
    Answer the questions in our online module to verify whether you may be eligible for the 30% ruling....... Read Full News
  2. Brief explanation regarding the taxation of employee benefits in 2015 - the WKR
    Published on: Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 4:33 PM | Viewed: 767 times.
    As of January 1 st , 2015 the so called “Werkkostenregeling” is an obligation within the Dutch tax laws. The “Werkkostenregeling” is in Dutch abbreviated as WKR. From 2012 to 2014 there was a transitional arrangement for the WKR. The WKR is a Benefits Taxation Scheme (BTS) The BTS is a new regime for assessing t...... Read Full News
  3. Tax authorities send out letters about deductions and taxable items in the 2014 tax return
    Published on: Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 5:12 PM | Viewed: 894 times.
    From 26 February until 10 March 2015, the tax authorities will send around 400,000 letters about the 2014 income tax return to groups of entrepreneurs and individuals. The letters handle about categories in the tax declaration in which relatively large errors are made. The tax authorities refer in the letter to the 2013 ...... Read Full News
  4. 150 km distance requirement in 30% ruling in principle not against EU law according to Advocate General of the European Court of Justice
    Published on: Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 11:05 AM | Viewed: 1439 times.
    Under the 30% ruling, a Dutch employer can assign a fixed tax-free allowance to an employee who is recruited from abroad of up to 30% of the salary. To reduce unwanted use the ruling is tightened since 1 January 2012. From that date the requirement is introduced that an employee only qualifies for the 30% ruling if he was m...... Read Full News
  5. New mortgage rules in 2014 - tax and legal consequences
    Published on: Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 11:13 AM | Viewed: 1260 times.
    The government changed the rules for mortgages, so fewer people get into financial trouble due to their mortgage. Mortgage deduction in the 4th tax bracket As of 2014, the maximum tax rate at which mortgage interest can be deducted decreases by 0.5 % per year. The proceeds will be returned via an extension of the th...... Read Full News
  6. Bad tax payers on watch list National Centre of Tax Collection
    Published on: Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 2:18 PM | Viewed: 1002 times.
    On 18 November 2013 State Secretary of Finance Weekers opened the National Centre of Tax Collection. With this centre the tax authorities take a new step in the process of collecting tax claims. The centre takes action if the taxpayer ignored the reminder, the warning and the warrant concerning the ...... Read Full News
  7. Protective assessment upon emigration from the Netherlands
    Published on: Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 11:18 PM | Viewed: 1575 times.
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  8. The Netherlands strive to accelerate automated exchange of information
    Published on: Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 5:39 PM | Viewed: 1393 times.
    The Dutch tax authorities aim to have the automated provision of information on the part of the Netherlands take place in the first half year following the year concerned as of 2013, as is evident from the response of State Secretary Weekers to questions on the part of Lower House members van Omtzigt (CDA) and Bashir (SP). ...... Read Full News
  9. Expatax: Wij maken het vooral niet moeilijker dan het is - Artikel Ondernamen Utrecht september 2012
    Published on: Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 12:33 PM | Viewed: 1701 times.
    Expats die in Nederland aan het werk gaan of bedrijven die buitenlandse werknemers in dienst willen nemen, kunnen voor al hun fiscale, financiële en juridische vragen terecht bij Expatax in Utrecht. "We willen expats vooral een aangename, zorgeloze tijd in Nederland geven”, vertellen eigenaren Arjan Enneman en Bart van M...... Read Full News
  10. VAT increase 2012
    Published on: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 1:55 PM | Viewed: 1444 times.
    From 1st October 2012, the VAT percentage will be increased from 19% to 21% to cover the deficits caused by the economic recession. The VAT increase in practice How will the VAT increase work out in practice? Actually quite straightforward. Deliveries or services provided before 1st October 2012 remain taxed ...... Read Full News
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