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Phil Loughton
Phil Loughton

Dear Phil,
My wife and I wish to consider the option of moving to Netherlands to retire. We are both retired UK citizens and have UK pensions including UK state pensions. I understand that currently as UK is part of the EU, our pensions can be transferred and would retain index linked status. But it is unclear if our pension income will be taxed under Dutch law in full (we obviously benefit from UK personal allowances). In addition, we would plan to purchase a property in Netherlands to live - and we will be self-sufficient financially and not require mortgages etc.
Please advise of the tax burden for pensioners if we to live in Netherlands as home-owners.
Many thanks
Stephen

by Stephen on 09 May 2018 Read Answer
Phil Loughton
Phil Loughton

Good afternoon,
I am moving to a new job and my new employer does not have a pension scheme, so I would like to get a private pension plan on my own. I have asked Nationale Nederlanden but they propose one of their expert's services, at a fee of around 900€. Is there any other pension provider I could ask that would give me information and support with lower fees, or even for free if I sign up with them? Is there any list of the best private pension plans in the NL?
Thank you in advance!

by Ines S. on 09 Apr 2018 Read Answer
Phil Loughton
Phil Loughton

Hi Phil,
I am Italian, 56 yrs old, a resident of Switzerland. I am considering to move to Rotterdam as a result of an attractive job offer. As a result and after my move out of Switzerland, I can withdraw my second pillar pension, as a capital, in Switzerland. Is that withdrawn capital becoming taxable income in The Netherlands? If so, is there any special discounted rate being a pension capital payment and being a foreigner? Thanks in advance!!! Roberto

by Roberto on 03 Apr 2018 Read Answer
Phil Loughton
Phil Loughton

Dear Phil,
I worked and lived in the Netherlands from 1987-1994. My employer gave me a form that I've misplaced. My question is, should I have kept this proof of employment or will there be an electronic record of my employment? Will I have to apply for my pension? How do I apply for this and will it affect my American social security payments?
Thank you,
Deborah

by Deborah Hansen Brown on 28 Mar 2018 Read Answer
Phil Loughton
Phil Loughton

I am 73 years old. I am single. My parents emigrated to South Africa in 1953. I have remained a Ned citizen and never held other citizenship. I left SA in 2009 for Thailand. Presently in Australia visiting son. I need to leave here in Oct 2018. The only place left to retire to is Ned. Can I expect a pension?

by Hans van der Zanden on 28 Mar 2018 Read Answer
Phil Loughton
Phil Loughton

Dear Phil,
I will retire with a Swiss pension (from a Swiss company) this summer, and will move straightaway to the Netherlands (I am Dutch). I have the choice to take the full annuity or draw down part of my pension fund as a lump sum. Will the lump sum be taxed in Switzerland or in Holland? If in Holland, at what rate will it be taxed (will it be treated as income or capital)? I understand the annuity will be taxed in the Netherlands as income, in box 1, is that correct?
Many thanks!

by Martin Hudson on 18 Mar 2018 Read Answer
Phil Loughton
Phil Loughton

Phil, My mother is 81 and a widow. My father was also a Dutch Citizen and served in the Dutch Army. My mother had a question: What are the steps she needs to take/who does she have to contact to start receiving his military pension and or survivor benefits?

Paul Vermast

by Paul Vermast on 05 Mar 2018 Read Answer
Phil Loughton
Phil Loughton

Hi Phil,

I am British (Date of Birth 23 Aug 1953) and I worked as a highly skilled worker in Holland from 25 Jun 2006 to 31 Dec 2014. Due to redundancy I moved back to UK where I currently live and work and will retire in Aug 2018.
For the years I worked in Holland, I paid my Dutch tax and social security.
Do I qualify for Dutch AOW and if so how do I go about getting it?
I found out that my AOW retirement date is 23-12-2019 when I am 66years + 4 months but private pension from National-Nederlande starts on 23 Aug 2018.

Would you please advise?

Regards
Majid

by Majid Yazdanian on 24 Feb 2018 Read Answer
Phil Loughton
Phil Loughton

Hello Phil,
I have lived in the Netherlands since 2010 and worked as a freelance consultant under the 30% ruling which comes to an end next year. I expect to continue living here. I have not paid into any pension scheme here, except for very short periods. I am currently 55. Would I be entitled to a Dutch state pension (AOW?) at retirement age? Would this be as well as or instead of my UK state pension?
Best regards, Anna

by Anna Markey on 21 Feb 2018 Read Answer
Phil Loughton
Phil Loughton

Good Afternoon,
I am a property manager of an elderly facility in Connecticut ,USA. One of my residents receives a "pension/ social security" from the Netherlands. I am trying to verify her annual/monthly amount and the resident is not able to provide me with much information. As she is living in subsidized housing this is a requirement I need to do. Who would I contact to gather this information, I will have the resident give proper authorization.
Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Sincerely,
Caroline Robinson
Property Manager
Bishop Curtis Homes, Congregate
101 Simeon Road
Bethel, CT 06801
203-790-9744

by Caroline Robinson on 12 Feb 2018 Read Answer

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