30 ruling cut still in Tax plan 201926 September 2018
Last week the tax plan for 2019 was published; it contained the proposal to cut the 30 ruling period from 8 to 5 years without a transitional agreement for current cases.
Especially the fact that the cut also counts for expats who already have the 30% ruling has been much criticed by expats, the industry, unions and universities. The unexpected cut will have a huge financial impact on expat families. This might also cause them to leave the Netherlands which is an unwanted situation.
But unfortunately the 2019 budget does not include a transitional agreement for current cases.
The expat lobby group ‘United Expats in the Netherlands‘ now plans to seek legal advice. They want to investigate if the government is violating Dutch and European law by breaking an existing deal.