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The 30% Ruling and the unfair Dutch legislator

Our government intends to reduce the duration of a tax scheme for expats, the so-called 30% ruling, from eight to five years as of 1 January 2019. The unfairness of this proposal lies in that this decrease to 5 years will apply to both new and existing cases. The 30%...

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Leave the 30% tax ruling for expatriates alone!

In June, the Dutch Ministry of Finance has (under pressure of left-wing parties including the PVV) presented to parliament a critical report regarding the effectiveness of the 30% tax facility. This facility is intended to cover the extra expenses that an expatriate...

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New social security treaty with China

On 12 September 2016, the Dutch Minister of Social Affairs, Mr. Asscher and his Chinese colleague, Mr. Yin Weimin, signed a social security treaty between the Netherlands and China. The treaty is expected to enter into force in 2017. Why is that important? Dual social...

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Amendments Dutch immigration law

In a previous column I mentioned that Japanese nationals require (once again) work authorisation as of October 1st 2016. This is not the only amendment taking place. As of July 1st, knowledge migrants with a valid residence permit, now have a 3 month period to search...

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