Leaving the Netherlands tax advice
Are you leaving the Netherlands again? Do you want to know how to optimize your moving situation tax-wise? If you seek tax advice in an early stage you can make maximum use of tax refund opportunities.
Leaving the Netherlands due to the coronavirus
Will you be leaving the Netherlands sooner than expected due to the coronavirus? Contact us to see if there are possibilities to optimize your tax situation beforehand, even if your move will be at short notice. The year after your leave from the Netherlands we can advise you about filing the 2020 M-form.
Change in tax status
Do you still have income from or assets in the Netherlands after your move? In that case you will still have to pay income tax in the Netherlands but as a non-resident taxpayer. We can advise you on how to structure things in a tax-efficient way. Do not forget to deregister with the city council when you are leaving the Netherlands. If you forget to deregister, the tax authorities will continue to view you as a domestic taxpayer, and tax you as such.
Sell of keep your house after leaving the Netherlands?
If you own houses in more than one country it can be quite complicated to oversee what is the best step to take. We can advise you whether it is more profitable tax-wise to sell or keep the house when you leave the Netherlands. And in case you keep it, whether renting it out or keeping it for your own use is best.
For the year in which you have left the Netherlands, you will have to file an M form. This form gives you several extra refund opportunities. It is important to have your entire situation carefully considered since costly mistakes are easily made. Our tax advisors can help you with filing the M form correctly and make sure you do not miss any tax refunds.
Example situations of leaving the Netherlands
You are planning to move to Qatar for work next February. You are still wondering if your wife and two children should move at the same time as you or finish the school year in the Netherlands and move this summer. This will also depend on the tax implications; you want to avoid paying tax in the Netherlands.
In the ideal situation, you deregister together at the same time prior to receiving income from the UAE. In that case, your tax liability in the Netherlands will stop in Februari (Except housing tax in case you still own a house in NL). If your wife and children stay in the Netherlands for a while you are still taxable in NL since your family lives in NL and thus your center of life is in NL. This leads to tax liability in NL. If you choose this scenario we can advise you on double taxation relief possibilities.
You and your wife are from the UK and have been living in NL for the last 12 years. You will stop working at the end of next month and want to understand the taxation impact of leaving the Netherlands this year or staying in the NL for another year. You have considerable savings and investments.
We will be glad to help and sort out the tax implications of both options. It depends on whether you will also receive a pension from the UK, where you will be spending the most time, and if you also have property here and/ or in the UK.