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Travel calendar 2013: claim a tax exemption for foreign workdays

 
- If you are not living in the Netherlands or 
- if you have the US nationality/US greencard plus the 30% ruling is granted to you
 
then your salary which you receive in the Netherlands is normally only taxed in the Netherlands for the days you are actually working in the Netherlands. For foreign workdays an exemption can be claimed in the Dutch tax return (according to the applicable tax treaty). 
 
Expatax can determine whether you qualify for an exemption of foreign workdays, how the exemption needs to be calculated and claim a deduction for you in your Dutch tax return. We can also prepare a US tax return
 
For 2013 we use the travel calendar which you can find below this article. Travel calendars for previous years can be found here
 
Be aware that the tax authorities can require additional proof that you actually worked outside the Netherlands. This can for example be a confirmation from your employer that the travel calendar is correct, plane tickets, hotel tickets, a statement in your employment contract that you may also have to work outside the Netherlands, confirmation from the foreign entity of your employer where you worked etc. 
 
 
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Comment by Elizabeth on Sat, Mar 26th, 2016 at 9:42 AM
Hi, I have the 30% ruling and am a US citizen. I work about 20% of time outside the NL in the US or other countries. I would like to file as a partial-non resident and exclude my foreign workdays so that these are taxed in the US, but I am unsure how to do this via the belastingdienst online tool. Every time my husband (Dutch speaker) calls the tax office in Heerleen they either refer to the 183 day rule or say I do have to include income from foreign workdays in box 1, neither of which I believe is correct for my situation as I did have a tax advisor prepare my return a few years ago and they completely excluded my foreign workdays income. All my wages were from the same Dutch company so do I adjust the taxable wages down manually in box 1 based on pro-rating the foreign workdays (if I do this I can no€˜t seem to get my social premies to be calculated correctly, as those should be based on the full amount) OR include these in box 1 but then enter an exemption? If I must request an exemption I do not see how to do it properly in the belastingdienst program. Any advice you can provide on how to properly exclude the foreign workdays in this situation would be greatly appreciated.
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