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Redundancy Articles
I will receive a redundancy payment. How much time do I have to decide how I want the payment to be made to me?
Viewed 8252 times since Tue, Jan 31, 2012
Question:My employer has offered me a redundancy package and now wants me to decide how I would like to receive the payment. There are several options I can choose but I need time for that. How much time do I have and as a consequence how long will... Read More
Which options do I have if I am offered a redundancy package or golden handshake by my employer?
Viewed 4381 times since Tue, Jan 31, 2012
When you get a redundancy package you don't have much options anymore. Before 1 January 2014 you had the following options:   Payment of a lump sum to your bank account Income insurance from an insurance company or a savings scheme from a... Read More
Brochure: Redundancy in the Netherlands. What are your rights?
Viewed 11491 times since Sat, Dec 17, 2011
Redundancy in the NetherlandsIn this brochure we will discuss the legal obligations your employer has to follow if he wants to end your contract. If a redundancy payment is applicable we give you guidelines to calculate the amount. You may be able to... Read More
30% ruling for 11 months - unemployed for a month - how to do Dutch tax return in regards to box 3?
Viewed 10429 times since Sun, Feb 26, 2012
  Question:   My husband has the 30% ruling since 2008. He was made redundant as of nov. 30th 2015. In December he was unemployed. Normally, while filling our tax return we did not have to fill in box 3 choosing for non-resident status for tax... Read More
Lump sum severence payment - what are the tax consequences in the Netherlands?
Viewed 9960 times since Wed, Feb 29, 2012
Question:   Can I put lump sum into a Dutch saving account for pre pension to mitigate 52% NL taxes? I will be leaving the country and moving back to UK. Will I still need to do Dutch tax returns?   Answer:   You can find more information about... Read More
Can I receive a golden handshake on my personal account and then transfer it to a Stamrecht BV?
Viewed 10025 times since Fri, Sep 13, 2013
Question: I will receive a golden handshake of around € 25,000. I am a non Dutch speaking international sales person, and finding it almost impossible to find another role. My partner company has confirmed that we will be in the Netherla... Read More
If I want to quit my job myself, can I claim a redundancy package?
Viewed 32196 times since Thu, Jan 17, 2013
Question:   There has been a structural change within my company. The new manager is totally incompetent and a bully. I want to leave. I would however like to negotiate a redundancy package. What are my options?   Answer:   I... Read More
What should I do if my employer wants me to sign a termination agreement?
Viewed 4798 times since Thu, Dec 8, 2011
If your employer offers you a proposal to end the employment contract, it is important that you don't just sign or promise anything. Because if you do, this can have serious consequences.   If the employment contract is ended with mutual c... Read More
Do I have to report my stamrecht BV in my Dutch income tax return?
Viewed 3197 times since Thu, Feb 7, 2013
Question: Do I have to report my stamrecht BV in my Dutch income tax return? Answer: Since you will own more than 5% of the shares in the stamrecht BV the ownership is treated as a substantial interest which must be declared in Box 2. The na... Read More
Can my stamrecht BV make payments to my partner or my children instead of to me?
Viewed 2386 times since Thu, Feb 7, 2013
Question: Can my stamrecht BV make payments to my partner or my children instead of to me?  Answer: Payments must be based on the agreement you have between yourself and your stamrecht BV. Since the redundancy package, which was the bas... Read More
Can my partner get shares in my Stamrecht BV?
Viewed 2146 times since Thu, Feb 7, 2013
Question: Can my partner have shares in my Stamrecht BV? Answer: You can indeed decide that your partner becomes a shareholder in your stamrecht BV. The question though is whether this is a good decision. Be aware of the consequences for exa... Read More
I am made redundant. How can I calculate the redundancy payment I may claim?
Viewed 7517 times since Thu, Dec 15, 2011
Calculation of a redundancy payment... Read More