The 30% reimbursement ruling (better known as the 30% ruling) is a tax advantage for highly skilled migrants moving to the Netherlands. When the necessary conditions are met, the employer can grant a tax free allowance equivalent to 30% of the gross salary.
In the Netherlands this Tax ruling very popular with expats.
The Dutch Government has announced that the ruling will be adjusted. The 30% ruling used to be valid for a period of 8 years, however the Dutch government has decided to decrease the maximum years that the ruling can apply to 5 years. The new time limit will apply to new and existing beneficiaries of the tax break. This means that those who anticipated on the full 8 years see the term that they can use this Tax break being limited to 5 years.
Several campaigns have been launched by expats groups in the Netherlands to see if they can fight the government’s decision.
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