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Learn to invest

5 expat tips to start investing as a hobby


Everyone needs a hobby. Some like to play sports or games; others enjoy art or music. These days, however, many have begun investing as a hobby.

J.C. Suurmond & zn. Tax Consultants

Let taxes work for you: hidden benefits and tax refunds in the Netherlands


Effective tax planning is not only important during tax season but also during an expat's immigration, emigration, start of employment and property sale or purchase.

Tax number Netherlands

The Dutch BSN: your national identification number in the Netherlands


One of the first things you'll need to do when arriving on Dutch land is to register at the local council where they will provide you with a national identification number for the Netherlands, known as a Dutch BSN. This Dutch Citizen Service Number will be used for many official procedures, including...

Financial globalisation

The state of financial globalisation 10 years after the financial crisis


In 1917, the first international commercial flight took place. Over 70 years later, the world wide web formed. Accessibility and the spread of information are why businesses have been able to broaden their international dealings over the last century.


Next from Brexit: moving businesses to the Netherlands


After the monumental vote in the United Kingdom to exit the European Union, a flurry of rumours began: whether international companies would exit the UK as a response.

Protecting your finances while living abroad


Moving yourself and your belongings from one country to another requires careful consideration, but there is another asset that must be moved: your finances.

Saving cash or just collecting coins: how to save money effectively


Most people understand that as soon as you start earning money, you should start saving. The way we save and store our hard-earned cash can make a huge difference to saving and investment goals.

Importance of financial education

Understanding the importance of financial education for expats


Aside from the general complexities surrounding a move abroad, such as applying for visas and looking for work as an expat, personal finance is one of the most common areas of confusion.

Expatax: posting an employee to the Netherlands

The 10-step guide to posting employees to the Netherlands


International companies may need to relocate employees to the Netherlands for various assignments, but if done only infrequently, it can be a difficult road to navigate.

Dutch mortgages

Dutch mortgage news for expats: maximum mortgages, unpredictable interest r...


A new year means updated rules and requirements regarding buying a house and receiving a mortgage in the Netherlands.

Retire abroad

Cross-border retirement planning and pensions for expats


It’s a dream for many: after years of hard work, they can finally travel to far-off lands and enjoy the rest of their retirement without worrying about finances. With some planning beforehand, the dream of retiring abroad can become a reality.

Dutch pension system

The Dutch pension system


The Dutch pension system is rated among the world's best. Find out if you can claim a Dutch pension as an expat, the Netherlands' retirement age, Dutch pension rates and aspects to consider when retiring in the Netherlands.

Tax return Netherlands

Doing your income tax return in the Netherlands


The start of the year is a signal to begin your tax return in the Netherlands. Expatica explains the Dutch income tax, tax refunds and how to file a Dutch tax return.

Tax rues for non-residents

Rules for non-resident tax in the Netherlands


Expatica explains the rules for non-resident tax in the Netherlands. Find out if you qualify for the advantages of being a non-resident taxpayer.

30 ruling Netherlands

The Dutch 30% ruling explained


Are you eligible for the Netherlands' 30% ruling? This guide explains how expats can claim a tax exemption under the 30% ruling in the Netherlands.

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