Entries by Hanna Sohier

Deadline for filing personal income tax May 1st!

Normally the deadline for filing your personal taxes in the Netherlands is April 1st. This year it has been extended to May 1st. Around the first week of February the tax authorities start sending invitations to submit your income tax return. Extensions If you cannot meet the deadline for filing the return, you can request […]

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 may therefore be asked for a Declaration of Independent Contractor Status (Verklaring Arbeidsrelatie, VAR). Types of […]

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 are legal forms with and without corporate personality. These are: Sole trader Limited partnership […]

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 your immigration case – Prepare all items necessary […]

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 allowance equivalent to 30% of the gross salary subject to Dutch payroll tax. Applying for […]