Avoiding Dutch Tax on Foreign Income and Wealth

Did you know that the Netherlands can be a fiscal paradise for foreign wealthy individuals moving to the Netherlands? For wealthy individuals moving to the Netherlands who generally speaking have not been a resident of (or close to) the Netherlands for more than 5 years in the last 25 years the 30% Dutch tax facility may be (made) applicable.

The benefits of the Dutch facility – which has a maximum duration of 5 years – are substantial, for instance:

  • the individual does not need report any investment income at all (except for Dutch source income, such as Dutch real estate);
  • the individual does not need to report income form a foreign substantial interest (dividends and capital gains from closely held companies).

The Dutch facility takes considerable Dutch tax planning and setting up a Dutch company but it can certainly be done.

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