Archive for the ‘Various Expat tax matters’ Category

TAX DEDUCTIBLE STUDY EXPENSES 2017 / 2018

Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 10:08 AM
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Study costs are expenses made for education to obtain a (better) position on the labour market or to maintain current work-related knowledge. The following costs can be deductible: application fee, enrolment fee, books and other literature and costs of exams. Costs of a language course can be deductible but only under certain strict conditions. Study costs have to be a financial burden to the person following the studies, meaning the fees may not be paid through a gift and/or scholarship(s).

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Alternatives for Dutch equity taxation – Box 3

Monday, November 28, 2016 @ 10:11 PM
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Future of box 3 (tax on deemed income from equity)
From the 1st of January 2017 the Dutch equity tax of the so called box 3 changes. In effect, the tax burden on higher amounts of net wealth will be increased while the tax burden on lower amounts of net wealth will be decreased. The tax free amount will be € 25,000 per person.

Then, on the first € 100,000 of net wealth a deemed return on investment of 2.87% will apply. This percentage is said to be based on the average interest rates of the last five years. For the next € 900,000 the deemed return is 4.6% and for amounts of net wealth above 1,000,000 the deemed return on investment is 5.39%.

This system is advantageous for those who achieve a relatively high return, but at the same time it’s really unfavorable if the actual return is low.

How to avoid box 3-taxation?
It is possible to avoid this box 3 taxation.

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The Dutch Supreme Court gave its judgement in the cases J.B.G.T. Miljoen (ECLI:NL:HR:2016:362) and Société Générale S.A. (ECLI:NL:2016:361), after some preliminary questions to the European court of justice about portfolio shares. The Dutch State Secretary of Finance decided to change the appliance of Dutch law according to the Supreme Court’s judgement.

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Besluit heffingvrij vermogen box 3 voor buitenlands belastingplichtigen

Monday, July 4, 2016 @ 02:07 PM
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Naar aanleiding van prejudiciële vragen van de Hoge Raad aan het Hof van Justitie van de Europese Unie heeft de Hoge Raad uitspraak gedaan in de zaken J.B.G.T. Miljoen (ECLI:NL:HR:2016:362) en Société Générale S.A. (ECLI:NL:2016:361). De staatssecretaris van financiën heeft besloten de wetgeving anders toe te passen in het licht van deze uitspraken.

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If you are planning to enter into, or have already entered into, a loan provided by family and/or friends – or in short all parties other than banks – to purchase and/or renovate an own house, you should take into account the following.

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Under the United Kingdom (UK) tax laws a difference in fiscal treatment of individuals is made between being domiciled and non domiciled. In short domicileds are residents who have their roots in the UK, or have chosen to become domiciled. Non domicileds are e.g. expats with temporary stays or with permanent stay without the aim to become domiciled.

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Repentance (foreign) income and assets / inkeerregeling

Sunday, May 10, 2015 @ 10:05 AM
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As a tax resident of the Netherlands you are taxable for your worlwide earned income as well as all worldwide held assets. Especially expats are not aware of the fact that there is a tax liability for assets held outside the Netherlands. Expats with a pending 30% ruling will benefit from a limited scope for taxation of their passive assets.

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30% ruling update: developments 150 kilometre criterion EU Court

Thursday, March 26, 2015 @ 11:03 AM
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On February 24th 2015 the EU Court has decided on the long pending case regarding possible discrimination caused by the 150 kilometres criterion as introduced in the 2012 30% ruling legislation. The Court in its decision has followed the prior conclusion of the Advocate-General in this case and in principle has found the criterion not in breach with EU Laws. However there is still a chance the Dutch Supreme Court will not allow the 150 kilometre criterion…

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Study expenses – Don’t forget to deduct and obtain a tax benefit!

Monday, January 26, 2015 @ 12:01 PM
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Dutch tax law offers an interesting benefit for students. College fees and costs for study literature are deductible in the year these costs have been made. There is a threshold (depending in which year the study costs were made) which varies between EUR 250 and EUR 500. Costs in excess of this threshold are deductible either without a maximum or with a maximum of EUR 15,000 per year.

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“I am not a tourist fair” 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014 @ 10:10 AM
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Newcomers who are still finding their feet, will have the chance to learn about setting up a bank account, doing their taxes, and finding a school or university. Both newcomers and veteran expats can enjoy these resources along with entertainment and a wealth of information on cultural pursuits for internationals who want to dive into Dutch culture and enjoy the differences! Discover yummy Dutch food and beverages (yes, they do exist!), entertainment and networking opportunities. Okx van Leeuwen Tax Lawyers will be present and we hope to see you there! Join us on Sunday, 2 November 2014 at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. We will offer a special Fair discount on all our services for those who attend and leave their emailaddress.

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