Bank Cards / Credit Cards

When you open your account, the bank will offer you options regarding plastic cards. The basic card, or bankpas, betaalpas or europas, is used for making cash withdrawals from cash dispensers and for paying in stores using a pinautomaat. Your basic card... Read more...


Internet Banking

Internet banking allows you to contact the bank via the Internet and – by means of an entry code – recall the amount on your bank account and carry out any payments. Furthermore, you can access an overview of your insurances and investments, and place... Read more...


Taxes – Residents

For purposes of application of the tax laws, it is very important to know whether you are a resident of the Netherlands or not. If you are, you are regarded as a ‘resident taxpayer’; if not, as a ‘non-resident taxpayer’ – however, non-residents... Read more...


Income Tax

... Read more...


Fiscal Partners

Fiscal partners can allocate common sources of income and deductible items – such as mortgage interest in relation to the main residence, medical expenses or study costs – to each other’s tax return in such a way that they can reap the maximum benefit... Read more...


Double Taxation

As a resident of the Netherlands, you have to pay tax on your worldwide income, as a consequence of which you may be faced with double taxation. After all, income earned abroad will often also be subject to taxation there. This situation is covered by... Read more...


Wage Tax

The term ‘wage’ is interpreted very widely and includes cash benefits, benefits in kind, and also entitlements (such as pensions). In general, your employer is required to deduct the wage tax due from your wages and pay it to the Tax Office. The amount... Read more...


Pension

A pension scheme that complies with this definition is a ‘qualifying pension scheme’. If your pension scheme is indeed a qualifying pension scheme, your contributions are deductible and your employer’s contributions are tax-exempt. The related benefits... Read more...


The 30%-Ruling

The 30%-ruling is a tax facility that has been created for employees who have been posted from or recruited outside the Netherlands to work in the Netherlands. You do not need to be a resident of the Netherlands and you do not have to (physically) carry... Read more...


Permits

If your stay in the Netherlands will not exceed three months, then most likely you will not need a visa to enter the Netherlands. In most cases a valid passport will be sufficient. You should check with the Dutch Embassy or Consulate in your home country.... Read more...


Health Insurance

All residents of the Netherlands are obligated to arrange private health insurance. To this purpose, they will have to arrange a Citizen Service Number (burgerservicenummer) and a residence permit. EU/EEA nationals need a Citizen Service Number (burgerservicenummer)... Read more...


Highly Skilled Migrants / European Blue Card

The aim of this policy is to simplify the entry of highly skilled migrants from outside the EU/EEA into the Netherlands in order to improve the position of the Netherlands as a knowledge economy and to make the Netherlands more attractive as a work location... Read more...


Insurances

Insurance is of the utmost importance for a safe and healthy stay abroad. You could fall off your Dutch bicycle, have appendicitis, or have your house broken into. It is, therefore, advisable to arrange your insurance, if possible before you leave or... Read more...


Legal Problems

Legal problems are always on the lure: for example, your rental agreement could be canceled, you could be fired, or your landlord could refuse to make important repairs. You could have problems with the tax authorities or with receiving your benefits.... Read more...


Useful References

taxes BELASTINGDIENST National Tax Office Central website: www.belastingdienst.nl INTERNATIONAL TAX OFFICE HEERLEN Postal address: P.O. Box 2865, 6401 DJ Heerlen Visiting address: Kloosterweg 22, 6412 CN Heerlen Tel.: 0800 05 43 (National telephone number) MINISTERIE... Read more...


Bank Cards / Credit Cards

When you open your account, the bank will offer you options regarding plastic cards. The basic card, or bankpas, betaalpas or europas, is used for making cash withdrawals from cash dispensers and for paying in stores using a pinautomaat. Your basic card...

Read more...


Internet Banking

Internet banking allows you to contact the bank via the Internet and – by means of an entry code – recall the amount on your bank account and carry out any payments. Furthermore, you can access an overview of your insurances and investments, and place...

Read more...


Taxes – Residents

For purposes of application of the tax laws, it is very important to know whether you are a resident of the Netherlands or not. If you are, you are regarded as a ‘resident taxpayer’; if not, as a ‘non-resident taxpayer’ – however, non-residents...

Read more...


Income Tax

...

Read more...


Fiscal Partners

Fiscal partners can allocate common sources of income and deductible items – such as mortgage interest in relation to the main residence, medical expenses or study costs – to each other’s tax return in such a way that they can reap the maximum benefit...

Read more...


Double Taxation

As a resident of the Netherlands, you have to pay tax on your worldwide income, as a consequence of which you may be faced with double taxation. After all, income earned abroad will often also be subject to taxation there. This situation is covered by...

Read more...


Wage Tax

The term ‘wage’ is interpreted very widely and includes cash benefits, benefits in kind, and also entitlements (such as pensions). In general, your employer is required to deduct the wage tax due from your wages and pay it to the Tax Office. The amount...

Read more...


Pension

A pension scheme that complies with this definition is a ‘qualifying pension scheme’. If your pension scheme is indeed a qualifying pension scheme, your contributions are deductible and your employer’s contributions are tax-exempt. The related benefits...

Read more...


The 30%-Ruling

The 30%-ruling is a tax facility that has been created for employees who have been posted from or recruited outside the Netherlands to work in the Netherlands. You do not need to be a resident of the Netherlands and you do not have to (physically) carry...

Read more...


Permits

If your stay in the Netherlands will not exceed three months, then most likely you will not need a visa to enter the Netherlands. In most cases a valid passport will be sufficient. You should check with the Dutch Embassy or Consulate in your home country....

Read more...


Health Insurance

All residents of the Netherlands are obligated to arrange private health insurance. To this purpose, they will have to arrange a Citizen Service Number (burgerservicenummer) and a residence permit. EU/EEA nationals need a Citizen Service Number (burgerservicenummer)...

Read more...


Highly Skilled Migrants / European Blue Card

The aim of this policy is to simplify the entry of highly skilled migrants from outside the EU/EEA into the Netherlands in order to improve the position of the Netherlands as a knowledge economy and to make the Netherlands more attractive as a work location...

Read more...


Insurances

Insurance is of the utmost importance for a safe and healthy stay abroad. You could fall off your Dutch bicycle, have appendicitis, or have your house broken into. It is, therefore, advisable to arrange your insurance, if possible before you leave or...

Read more...


Legal Problems

Legal problems are always on the lure: for example, your rental agreement could be canceled, you could be fired, or your landlord could refuse to make important repairs. You could have problems with the tax authorities or with receiving your benefits....

Read more...


Useful References

taxes BELASTINGDIENST National Tax Office Central website: www.belastingdienst.nl INTERNATIONAL TAX OFFICE HEERLEN Postal address: P.O. Box 2865, 6401 DJ Heerlen Visiting address: Kloosterweg 22, 6412 CN Heerlen Tel.: 0800 05 43 (National telephone number) MINISTERIE...

Read more...


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