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Zelfstandig en Zwanger (ZeZ) (Sole proprietor and pregnant)

As a sole proprietor in the Netherlands you might be eligible for the Zelfstandig en Zwanger benefit (sole proprietor and pregnant). You can request the ZeZ benefit if you: - are self-employed with or without employees; - work for…
Declaration of Independent Contractor Status (VAR)
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Declaration of Independent Contractor Status (VAR)

Are you working in the Netherlands as a self-employed professional (zzp'er) or as a freelancer? If so, your client will need to know whether the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration considers you an entrepreneur or a payroll employee. You…
New Businesses: Legal forms

New Businesses: Legal forms

New businesses in the Netherlands have to make a choice from a number of legal forms. Your choice will be the legal form in which to run your business and determines such aspects as liability and tax obligations. Types of legal forms There…
Entrepreneurship: Getting started

Entrepreneurship: Getting started

Step by step If you want to apply for a residence permit as an entrepreneur in the Netherlands there are a lot of steps to take. To create some clarity we have made a step by step document. - Meet up with an immigration lawyer to discuss…
Thirty percent ruling
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30% ruling

The 30% reimbursement ruling (better known as the 30% ruling) is a tax advantage for highly skilled migrants moving to the Netherlands for a specific employment role. When the necessary conditions are met, the employer can grant a tax free…
Dealing with Dutch Directness: disconnect or connect? (Photo: Creative Mornings)
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Dealing with Dutch Directness: disconnect or connect?

Did you catch the tongue-in-cheek article, “10 ways to fit into Dutch society” (posted 3 June, 2014 on expatsHaarlem), written by Simon Woolcot (a.k.a. Amsterdam Shallow Man)? I was entertained for sure, which I imagine was the whole point.…
Gendered marketing funny and effectively explained
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Gendered marketing funny and effectively explained

You may think you’re the one deciding what you buy at the supermarket but the reality is that you’re pre-programmed by the companies deciding what you should buy! It doesn’t just stop there, you are even led to specific products because…
New rules for day care tax reduction in 2014 (Photo: Arianna Ardia)
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New rules for day care tax reduction in 2014

Working and having or expecting to have kids at the day care in 2014? Be aware that from 2014 there are new rules for the Childcare Payment Request to have tax reduction. If you are working and paying taxes for childcare in the Netherlands…
Working atmosphere more important than money (Photo: Arianna Ardia)
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Working atmosphere more important than money

Research by Jobbird.com shows that only 14 percent of the employees consider the salary as the most important factor when choosing a new job. The working atmosphere / colleagues (36 percent) and the tasks and responsibilities of the job function…
Dutch language required for social security: "no Dutch, no welfare" (Picture: RTL Nieuws)
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Dutch language required for social security: "no Dutch, no welfare"

Who doesn't speak and doesn't want to learn the Dutch language, will lose his welfare within a year. The law "no Dutch, no welfare" should be applied from next year. This is a bill that State Secretary Jetta Klijnsma of Social Affairs sent…
The government has extended the leave regulation (Picture: Arianna Ardia)
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The government has extended the leave regulation

If a mother dies during giving birth to her child, the father will get from now on her maternity leave. This should ensure that the newborn can count on the care of a parent in the first period of his life. This plan of the Minister of Social…