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Netherlands tax

Dutch tax system and salary calculation: Tax in the Netherlands

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Certain expats are entitled to Dutch tax benefits; this guide to tax in the Netherlands explains the Netherlands' tax rates, how to calculate your net salary and the Dutch tax system and tax benefits for expats.

Banking in the Netherlands

Dutch bank account: Opening a Dutch bank account as an expat

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Expatica's guide explains who can open a Dutch bank account and what you need to present when opening a bank account in the Netherlands.

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Inheritance tax in the Netherlands, Dutch inheritance law and Dutch wills

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Find out if inheritance tax in the Netherlands and Dutch inheritance law apply to your worldwide assets as an expat or non-resident, plus how to prepare a Dutch will.

Starting a business in NL

Starting a business and keeping the 30 percent ruling in the Netherlands

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If you're an expat thinking of starting your own business in the Netherlands, you might be able to claim the 30 percent ruling and get a tax exemption on part of your earnings.

Banking

Cross-border international banking for expats

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With more and more people moving across borders and settling in different countries, the need for cross-border banking options has grown considerably in recent times. If you're an expat looking to transfer money from one country to another, there are both traditional banks and newer financial companies...

The Dutch housing market in 2017/ 2018

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In 2017, the Dutch housing market gave a show of strength, with house prices in major cities across the country finally surpassing the peaks seen before the financial crisis in 2008.

Mobile banking and mobile payments in the Netherlands

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You can do pretty much anything on your smartphone these days. Among the latest trends is using mobile apps to do your shopping, pay bills or send money to friends. With many banks, all your banking needs are right there, accessible at the swipe of a finger.

Bitcoin Investment Hype

Expert advice on the Bitcoin investment hype

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The Bitcoin frenzy, although over its peak, is still raging on. To help potential investors see through the hype, Koen De Leus, Chief Economist at BNP Paribas Fortis, shares his advice.

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How to find a financial adviser in the Netherlands

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Hoping to take some of the strain out of your move to the Netherlands? A trusted financial adviser can help you look after your affairs and guide you through the move to your new country.

Adapting to expat life the right way

Adapting to expat life the right way

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Relocating to a new country is not a tough decision for those who have always wanted to live abroad, but assimilating into a new country, its culture and its regulations — along with the administrational issues — may be the hardest challenge.

30% ruling changes

30% ruling in the Netherlands shortens to 5 years in 2019

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The Dutch government announced that they are making big changes to the 30% ruling, shortening the time limit from eight years to five. What does it mean for the expat community in the Netherlands?

QROPS

Overseas pension transfers: the common issues and pitfalls of QROPS

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Pension transfers to QROPS for UK expats and internationals have been possible since 2006, but they are not without issues and challenges.

Refinancing a Dutch mortgage

Refinancing a Dutch mortgage

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Refinancing your mortgage can be a great way to reduce your mortgage costs, especially in times of low interest rates. But is it always a good idea to refinance your mortgage and when are the best times to consider it?

Home renovations

Home renovation financing with Dutch mortgages

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If you take out a mortgage to buy a home in the Netherlands, there's a special little feature provided by many Dutch mortgage companies called a bouwdepot, a portion of the mortgage that can be used for renovation or construction work.

How to send money from the US

International money transfers: How to send money from the US

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Sending money from the US to another country used to be time-consuming and expensive, requiring you to make a special trip to your bank and wait days or even weeks for your money to arrive.



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