5 reasons to hire a Dutch tax advisor

Have you moved to The Netherlands in 2023? There are a few things to consider then, tax-wise. We can help you file your taxes and claim any deductions or benefits you are entitled to. But not only on the tax-side can a Dutch tax advisor help you. A Dutch tax advisor can also help you understand the Dutch culture and language better and make your transition to the Netherlands smoother and easier. Hiring a Dutch tax advisor can save you time, money, and hassle in the long and short run. Our team has listed the most important tax-related questions and topics to consider for you.

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1: The M-form

Unlike the regular Dutch tax return for domestic tax situations, the deadline for the M-form is July 1st. The M-form is a tax return for migration situations. Several items in this form are declared and calculated on a pro-rata basis. The M-form is a complicated form and mistakes are often and easily made. Our specialists will be happy to file your 2023 M-form for you.

2:The 30%-ruling

This brings us to the next point: the 30%-ruling. If you are eligible for this favourable ruling, this means your net wealth remains untaxed and consequently your bank accounts, other investments and property abroad do not need to be mentioned in the tax returns for the years in which the 30%-ruling is applicable. However, there is a list of specific requirements you will have to adhere to in order to apply for the 30%-ruling.

3: Double taxation: optimising your tax position

If you have an international living or job situation it might be worth letting us have a look at your situation. There are often things that can be improved. For example, if your income is from a Dutch employer, it could also be taxed elsewhere if you work abroad. The 183-day rule may be applicable if this is the case. This rule prevents double taxation deduction and is therefore something that could be worthwhile looking into.

4: Self employed or business in the Netherlands?

Have you thought about getting help with payroll taxes, Dutch VAT returns, and the like? It can be a tiresome and lonely affair, trying to file Dutch corporate taxes and VAT returns. Not to mention keeping up with the bookkeeping. Or if you are starting a business in the Netherlands, it is essential to seek help from a Dutch tax advisor or accountant. We can assist and help you decide which business structure is the best for you. We can also help with the bookkeeping and with filing your taxes correctly and in a timely fashion.

5. Gift from abroad

Are you receiving a gift from abroad? A gift received from outside of the Netherlands might not be subject to Dutch tax regulations. In cases where the gift originates from someone who is neither a resident nor a Dutch citizen and has relocated from the Netherlands more than one year ago, there is no obligation to pay gift tax. However, when the money arrives in The Netherlands, it is important to be aware you may become liable for box 3 tax.

These are 5 reasons to look into hiring a Dutch tax advisor. This can prove to be very beneficial in the short and long term. We are happy to advise you in the best possible way. We will be glad to file your 2023 taxes. Click here for the rates, or call or drop us an e-mail to find out specifically how much we will charge in your situation.


As an expat and business owner, my income taxes can get pretty complicated. But thanks to the folks at J.C. Suurmond & zn., I don’t have to worry about getting things wrong or forgetting obscure tax rules. It’s great to feel like I have someone on my side dealing with the Dutch tax authorities. They’ve handled my taxes for years, and I hope they will for years to come. Thanks 🙏🏼”

– Brian Pagán-


“Work in the US, through secondment by a Dutch research institute. Sander was able to advise me on avoiding double taxation and other tricky questions, and help with filing taxes in NL during the last two tax seasons. Professional and prompt responses, can certainly recommend!”

– Roelof Smit –


“They are very helpful and responsive in the times of need. Good and clear communication of right information.”

– Mishanthini Sivasamy –

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Who are Suurmond Tax Consultants

Since 1986 expat and business tax advice in relation to the Netherlands is one of our areas if expertise we provide to our individual and/ or business clients.

In addition, we can also assist in a variety of other cross-border situations. We will ensure you are compliant as well and that you pay no more tax than needed. Examples include advising clients as to starting a business in The Netherlands, accounting, property tax, and amnesty ruling. We file all types of  tax returns and specialise for example in the 30% ruling and 183-days rule consequences. The value we can add with our fiscal advice, is a key focus point to us. Also, what should not be overlooked, is the fact that a correct tax return will prevent future issues and penalties. This is essential when moving to a new country, or when setting up a business in a new country. 

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J.C. Suurmond & zn. Tax Consultants
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E: taxadvice@jcsuurmond.nl


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