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30% ruling might be cut less radically

12 October 2018

30 ruling cut still in tax plan 2019

Last weeks news that Unilever will not move its head office to the Netherlands is one more reason for the Dutch government to question if the expensive dividend tax abolishment plan should continue. The coalition is currently reconsidering the entire scope of tax measures to improve the Dutch business climate. If the abolishment will not take substantial funds would come available for other business tax saving purposes. This might leave room for the 30% ruling not to be changed as dramatically as planned.

On October 11th, the Telegraaf wrote that, according to “The Hague sources” during an extra meeting plans will be discussed to lower the corporate income tax further for large companies as well as for small enterpreneurs. According to the same sources also the changes in the 30% ruling are on the agenda with a view to make them less radical. The changes as earlier proposed involved a limiting of the duration of the 30% ruling from 8 to 5 years without transition arrangement for existing cases.