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Starting a business Articles
I have the 30% ruling but I want to quit my job and become self employed. Can I keep the 30% ruling?
Viewed 3541 times since Sun, Nov 6, 2011
The 30% ruling is only applicable on employment income. If you decide to become self employed, you are no longer an employee and as a consequence, the 30% ruling is no longer applicable.See also: Freelance tax return and 30% ruling Is it possible... Read More
Freelance tax return and 30% ruling
Viewed 4966 times since Sat, Feb 23, 2013
Question: I am a freelance photographer and image retoucher based in Amsterdam. Since I am from Bulgaria and it is still not easy to get a work permit here I have decided to start a business on my own. After a while, I got an offer by a renowned... Read More
What happens if I start working freelance but keep my current job with 30% ruling?
Viewed 4302 times since Thu, Feb 20, 2014
Question:I would like to make a consultation regarding my tax situation. At the moment I am an immigrant (Italian) resident of the Netherlands, with a permanent work contract and the 30% ruling benefit.I have some upcoming projects as a consultant... Read More
30% ruling applied to a flex bv company
Viewed 8006 times since Fri, Aug 30, 2013
Question:I need to set up a Dutch company urgently. I am a one man IT consultant. However, I would like to still take advantage of the 30% ruling. Can you please advise on the best process, could a flex BV be the right solution?Answer:Expatax can... Read More
Freelance and 30% ruling
Viewed 5794 times since Thu, Dec 12, 2013
  Question: Is it possible to start 1 man company (for contracting) and still get 30% ruling?   Answer:   To qualify for the ruling you must be an incoming employee. This means that you must be employed by a company and have an employment... Read More
Is it possible to get the 30% ruling when I work through my own limited company?
Viewed 3401 times since Sun, Nov 6, 2011
Question: Is it possible to get the 30% ruling when I work through my own limited company? Answer: Yes it is possible to get the 30% ruling if you are employed by your own limited company, of course if you do meet the requir... Read More
Keeping the 30% ruling after starting my own limited company.
Viewed 3842 times since Thu, Jan 31, 2013
Question:   I have left my former employer by the end of 2010 and started my own B.V., effective from 1-1-2011.During my time with my former employer I was eligible for the 30% ruling, having come from Germany with specific expertise in the inte... Read More