Do you need expert tax advice to understand and optimize Dutch taxes?

When it comes to your tax affairs we understand that you are looking for a trusted tax advisor with a proactive, long term focus and personal service. Our experienced tax advisors can help you understand your tax situation and explore ways to optimize your taxes.  We are happy to support you with tax advice if you are in situations like these:

  • Moving (back) to the Netherlands;
  • Assets or property in the Netherlands and/ or abroad;
  • 30% ruling end;
  • Covid-19 impact on working and living situation;
  • Pension taxable elsewhere;
  • Emigration affecting your tax position;
  • Need to submit your NL tax returns (for several years);
  • Unexpected huge tax assessment;
  • Filing an M-form after leaving the Netherlands;
  • Buying, selling or renting a (second) house.

How can we help you save money on taxes?

Each international tax situation is unique, amongst others depending on the country you live or generate income from. We are happy to help you optimize your Dutch tax situation by looking at tax saving possibilities in your specific situation or possible scenarios, and understanding how the possible tax treaty works in your situation. We provide tax services like:

  • Tax advice on the tax impact and benefits of several scenarios;
  • Minimizing Dutch tax on your income and assets;
  • Tax filing for several years without missing any tax refund opportunity;
  • Strategic plan for taxes both in the Netherlands and abroad;
  • Minimizing tax consequences in (un)expected international working and living situations;
  • Negotiations with the Dutch Tax office.
  • What’s it worth?

As qualified advisors we want to be fully aware of your situation to make maximum use of existing Dutch tax regulations and international tax treaties. From our experience we know that a budget cost tax return service may seem profitable at first, but there is a chance that something important is missed. Especially if your situation is more complex. We have claimed back € 50.000 on income tax for a US client with a complex international situation who used an online tax return service for several years and missed out on one important tax refund possibility.

How does it work?

If you have a tax question please send us an email or fill in the contact form with as much details as possible. One of our advisors will get back to you and indicate what is important in your situation, what we can do for you and what the hourly rates are. Our hourly rates range from € 175 to € 235 plus 21% VAT, depending on your situation.

Tax advice example situations

You need some advice to get an understanding of the potential options and tax implications of your situation. You are wondering if we are able to help you with the above scenarios so you get a full understanding of what your options are and what the most cost-effective scenario is. You have accepted a job at an international organization in The Netherlands and will have the corresponding Privileges & Immunities. Your wife works for a UK employer and wants to work from the Dutch office from her employer. The employer though has let her know that they want to retain her on a UK employment contract. Is it possible for her to move to The Netherlands and be resident here but still be employed on a UK employment contract?

If your wife moves to NL and works for the UK employer from NL the results in the obligation for the UK employer to set up a Dutch payroll as this is the only way to make sure the social security contributions (unemployment benefit and disablement insurance) are paid. This option would come with the benefit of the 30% ruling which becomes possible if your wife moves to fulfill a Dutch role. We can register the employer as a withholding agent and look after the employment contract, payroll set up, and monthly payslips and wages tax returns. It does involve some expense but it is then set up correctly which is a benefit both to your wife and to the employer. If the expense is an issue this could be taken off your wifes’ salary. This will be more than made up with the 30% tax-free component.

You and your family live in the Netherlands for 7 years now and own a house in Amstelveen. You are working on a Dutch payroll for your UK employer. You have been asked to relocate to Switzerland. You would like to understand tax implications in case you would relocate to Switzerland and your family stays in the Netherlands. You would be spending weekends in NL.

In the situation, you mention your center of life will remain in NL as this is where your family lives, where you own your home, etc. Consequently, you remain taxable for your worldwide income and assets. There is a treaty with Switzerland that intends to prevent double taxation but it is important to apply this correctly. For example, it is important whether you only work in Switzerland and if it is a Swiss payroll or not.

You and your wife and 3 children are currently living in South Africa. You are working for a local company there. You are originally from the Netherlands and all your family members have the Dutch nationality. You are planning to move back to NL and buy a property in the NL. You are considering two options and want to know the tax consequences of both options are: moving back with the whole family or you staying in South Africa and your wife and children moving to the NL. You have some property and assets abroad. To be able to make the final decision, you need to understand what are the possible Dutch Taxations based on your family situation in case you move back to NL.

Please note that upon immigration to the NL you will become taxable for your worldwide income and wealth here. If you remain physically working in South Africa and tax is paid locally double taxation deduction may be granted. Alternatively, you may consider splitting your tax status.

You and your wife and 3 children are currently living in South Africa. You are working for a local company there. You are originally from The Netherlands. You are planning to move back to NL and buy a property in the NL. You are considering two options and want to know the tax consequences of both options are: moving back with the whole family or you staying in South Africa and your wife and children moving to the NL. You have some property and assets abroad. To be able to make the final decision, you need to understand what the possible Dutch Taxations based on your family situation are in case you move back to NL.

Thank you for your email. We will be glad to help. Please note that upon immigration you will become taxable for your worldwide income and wealth in the Netherlands since your center of life will be in NL. If your family moves to NL and you remain physically working in South Africa and tax is paid locally double taxation deduction may be granted. Alternatively, we may consider splitting your tax status. We would be glad to check out what the possibilities are.

You have been offered a position with a Dutch company in Rotterdam. You currently live and work in the UK and the company does not require you to be present in the office to do your job. You are wondering if you can be a full-time employee of the Dutch company and work from Ireland and whether you need to file an Irish tax return or also a Dutch one in that case.

Many thanks for your email. We will be glad to help. Would the NL employer have a fixed establishment in the UK and be able to put you on an Irish payroll? You will need some advice in the UK on how to make sure income tax and social security are paid in the UK. In NL it would be important that no Dutch tax is withheld etc. Is this something the NL employer is offering?

You are working as an international in the Netherlands for 3 years now and are benefiting from the 30% ruling. Your partner is an Australian citizen and is working and living mainly in Australia. She does have a residence permit though and is registered at the same address as you are in Amsterdam. She spends the majority of her time in Australia which is her main residence. You would like to have some tax advice regarding some of the questions on the tax declaration form, e.g., declaration of assets abroad and tax implications in connection with my partner.

Could I suggest you send me a copy of your last tax return? I assume the 30% ruling is applicable for a further 2 years? Some important questions to get a clearer picture of your tax status are: Does your partner also work in NL? It does not seem she is a fiscal partner? No registered partnership, no children together, not living in a jointly owned property, etc. Does she have to be registered with the town hall? How many days per year is she physically in NL? These issues are important regarding your tax status.

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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-

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“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 –

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

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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
Zwarte Zee 100
3144 DE Maassluis
T: +31 (0)10-3033701
E: taxadvice@jcsuurmond.nl

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CoC register: 27224918
VAT: NL 8016.36.668.B.01
Tax consultant number: 330826

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