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Nationality / residence status Articles
Do I lose the 30% ruling if I get the Dutch nationality?
Viewed 11080 times since Fri, Nov 4, 2011
No, you will not lose the 30% ruling. Nationality is irrelevant and not one of the requirements for the 30% ruling. Dutch nationals can get the 30% ruling too if they meet the requirements.   Read More
Does the 30% ruling also apply to persons who meet all the conditions but become permanent residents?
Viewed 4112 times since Fri, Nov 4, 2011
  Question:   Does the 30% ruling also apply to persons who meet all the conditions but become permanent residents?   Answer:   Yes, for the period during which the 30% ruling is granted (maximum 10 years if the startdate of the first employment... Read More
Do I lose the 30% ruling if my status changes to permanent residency?
Viewed 6161 times since Thu, May 30, 2013
  Question:   I have been living in the Netherlands for almost five years on ‘kennismigrant‘ residency status and holding 30% ruling. After I reach five-year mark, if I change to permanent residency, do I lose the 30% ruling? Thank... Read More
If I get the Dutch nationality, will I lose the 30% ruling?
Viewed 7732 times since Tue, Jul 31, 2012
  Question:   If someone is using the 30% ruling, he can‘t apply to get Dutch nationality?   Answer:   The 30% ruling is a tax incentive and is independent from the legal status in the Netherlands. So one can get the Dutch nationality... Read More
Will you lose the 30% ruling if you are no longer a knowledge migrant?
Viewed 7004 times since Tue, Nov 13, 2012
  Question:   My husband has been working in the Netherlands as kennis migrant from October 2008 and from then has been availing the 30% tax ruling.  I  started working in the Netherlands from April 2011 as dependent and do not have the 30%... Read More