Expats

Strataego Advies offers a wide range of legal and tax services for expats living in the Netherlands. Our team provides tailored, independent and professional advice and assistance in legal and tax matters nationally and internationally. We are able to help you with housing, expat regulations and tax ruling to enjoy your stay in The Netherlands. Our office is situated in the centre of Eindhoven. Please feel free to contact us via Whatsapp or call us at +31 (0)40 3041460 or leave us a message via the contact form.

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As an international top technology area, Eindhoven is called the “Brainport-heart” of the Netherlands. The regional economy is ‘booming’, with innovation, creativity and design as kingpins. This development has grown historically and continues to determine the image of the region to a large extent today. Lot’s of Original Equipment Manufacturers are founded ad this location, such as Philips Healthcare, ASML and FEI Company. The High Tech Campus with more than 8.000 researchers and more than 100 companies is a school sample off open innovation.

Our tax consultants office is fully equipped to provide overall solutions for fiscal and financial issues of both expatriates and business clients.

  • Working in the Netherlands
  • Corporate services
  • File tax return
  • 30% tax ruling
  • Tax planning
  • Estate planning
  • Legal advice

Tailored, independent and professional advice and assistance

Working in the Netherlands

Working in the Netherlands is where it all begins. It is important to review your employment agreement before signing, to make sure it is in accordance with Dutch law. It is also important to know your rights as an employee in the Netherlands, in order to address certain issues correctly. We understand that Dutch law can be quite overwhelming, and are happy to help you with any employment matters.

Freelancing (Zzp) in the Netherlands gives much more freedom than working for a boss. It brings a lot of opportunities, but also certain obligations. As a freelancer, you will need to register at the Chamber of Commerce, file your own taxes and take care of the bookkeeping. As it can be quite time consuming to have a good understanding of all these obligations, our tax lawyers are happy to take this off your hands, so you can focus on your business.

Strataego Advies offers a wide range of corporate services. From registration of your company at the Chamber of Commerce to preparing corporate tax returns and/or drafting a diverse selection of agreements. We will be happy to take care of the application process.

File tax return

If you live or work in the Netherlands you will have to pay tax on your income. If you are an employee your employer will already withhold wage tax every month. If the withholding has been too high, or if you have certain deductions, you can claim a refund by filing a tax return.

Filing your tax returns annually (and under circumstances also quarterly) can be quite a hassle. It is important to have the correct documents and information ready and to understand the Dutch tax law. Also, the Dutch Tax Authority has not yet translated all information and/or forms into English. This means that it can be quite hard to understand what is being asked from you. Strataego Advies is happy to assist you with filing different kinds of tax returns.

The tax authorities can invite you to file a tax return if they are aware that you are entitled to a refund. Or if you will have to pay additional tax because you have income which have not been taxed yet. The invitations to file a tax return are normally sent in the first months following the calendar year. The invitation will mention the deadline before which the tax return must be filed. Often the deadline is May 1.

If you did not live in the Netherlands the entire year, the deadline is set at a later date. Normally July 1. The deadline can easily be extended. If you don’t receive an invitation, you can still file a tax return. It is possible to file a tax return for the previous 5 years.

Regular Dutch tax return deductions are for example:

– mortgage interest deduction
– educational costs (also of your children or partner),
– charitable giving
– alimony
– non-compensated health costs

Contact us now and make sure you don’t miss any tax refund opportunities. Strataego Advies is happy to assist you with your tax return, please contact us via info@strataego-advies.nl or call us at +31 (0)40 3041460 or leave us a message via the contact form.


30% Tax ruling

The 30% ruling is a tax facility for highly skilled migrants working in the Netherlands. When the specific conditions are met, 30% of the gross salary which is subject to Dutch payroll tax, can be received tax free. The 30% ruling in the Netherlands is a tax facility for expats or – to be more precise – for incoming employees (migrants) who come to work in the Netherlands and who have expertise that is scarcely available in the Netherlands.

The tax advantage consist of a tax free allowance of maximum 30% of the salary which is subject to Dutch payroll tax. The remaining 70% will be taxed based on the standard tax brackets. The tax free allowance is supposed to cover the extraterritorial costs which the employee faces due to the international assignment. The 30% ruling is granted when the appropriate requirements are met.

Need assistance?

If you would like to have more information regarding the 30% ruling, such as requirements and obligations? If you require any further information, let us know. Please feel free to contact us via Whatsapp or call us at +31 (0)40 3041460 or leave us a message via the contact form.