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Dutch pension withdrawal


I worked for my Dutch based company from 2000 to 2003 and accumulated a Dutch pension. I moved back to the U.S. and wonder can I withdraw the pension now or do I need to wait till a certain age?


In principal you need to wait till a certain age, as mentioned in the pension agreement. But possibly the pension provider is willing to accept a withdrawal now. If you would like to know you will have to contact the provider. Especially if the accumulated pension fund is relatively low the provider may be flexible due to the annual costs.

Be aware: the Dutch tax authorities will monitor what happens with a pension fund for a period of 10 years after emigration from the Netherlands. If the pension is withdrawn during this period the tax authorities will claim tax on the withdrawal and also charge interest. In your case the 10 years have (almost) passed, so there may not be a tax claim.

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