Starting a business and keeping the 30% ruling in the Netherlands

 

Starting a business and keeping the 30% ruling in the Netherlands

This article was originally published on expatica.com

If you’re an expat thinking of starting your own business in the Netherlands, you might be able to claim the 30% ruling and get a tax exemption on part of your earnings.

Expats living in the Netherlands can benefit from the 30% ruling if they’re working for a Dutch employer. What isn’t so commonly known is that the 30% ruling can also apply under certain conditions to freelancers starting a business. Saskia Hemmes-van der Kruk, one of the expert tax advisors at HBK Tax Advisors, Accountants and Expat Consultants, explains how.

What is the 30% ruling for expats?

The 30% tax ruling in the Netherlands is for employees hired from abroad, providing they meet certain salary conditions. If eligible, expat employees can receive 30% of their salary as a tax-free allowance. This allowance is compensation for the costs of working in the Netherlands. It is available for up to five years.

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