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  1. Taxation trends in the EU - more information about the tax rates in EU member states - 21 May 2012
    Published on: Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 12:16 AM | Viewed: 1376 times.
    Further increase in VAT rates in 2012 Corporate and top personal income tax rates inch up after long decline The average standard VAT rate in the EU has risen strongly since 2008. In 2012, the standard VAT rate varies from 15.0% in Luxembourg and 17.0% in Cyprus to 27.0% in Hungary and 25.0% in Denmark and Sweden. The a...... Read Full News
  2. What will change with regards to the 30% ruling from January 1, 2012?
    Published on: Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 9:35 PM | Viewed: 1314 times.
    On November 17, 2011 the Lower House voted about the proposed changes in the 30% ruling. As stated in our blog we expressed our concerns about these changes. The changes have been revised, also after pressure from our side. What will change? A minimum salary requirement of € 35,000 per year (excluding the 30% a...... Read Full News
  3. Answers to questions about the proposed changes to the 30% ruling
    Published on: Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 8:41 PM | Viewed: 1205 times.
    The State Secretary of Finance has answered questions from political parties about the proposed changes to the 30% ruling. For me the answers are very unsatisfactory. His answers indicate that he will not adjust the proposed changes. Below I will discuss the questions and the anwers from the State Secretary. My comments...... Read Full News
  4. Expats face lower net income due to higher income related contribution Health Care Insurance Act 2012
    Published on: Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 6:22 PM | Viewed: 1380 times.
    In 2012 the ceiling for the income-related contribution Health Care Insurance Act (ZVW) will increase. Employers are hardly prepared for the increase of the contribution. Employees who earn more than around € 36,500 per year will be faced with considerably higher health care costs next year, which can incre...... Read Full News
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