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Leaving the Netherlands 

In addition to moving, the complexity of moving to another country as an expat, it is imperative to consider your tax consequences prior to your emigration. Perhaps you are moving away and are not sure whether it is profitable tax-wise to sell or keep your house. And how do you find out everything you need to take into account, tax-wise? Contact us now!

Leaving the Netherlands 

When leaving the Netherlands, it could well be possible that you are unsure if you are eligible for the 30% ruling. Perhaps your family is intending to move too, and you don’t know if you should move at the same time. Once you have immigrated, all these facts will need accurate presenting in your M-form. We do not recommend completing this form yourself as there is a high chance of making mistakes, it is easy to miss out on tax saving possibilities, for example.

When is it recommandable to hire an international tax advisor?

  • If you are leaving the Netherlands and need help with filing you M-form; 
  • If you have been living in the Netherlands and want to understand the taxation impact of leaving the Netherlands this year or next year;
  • If you are leaving the Netherlands and have considerable savings and investments; 
  • If you are leaving the Netherlands for work and don’t know if your family should move at the same time; 
  • If you are leaving the Netherlands and after your move you will continue to have income in the Netherlands.

Your situation

In the situations mentioned, it is wise to let an international tax advisor have a look at your situation. We can advise you on the possibilities according to the Dutch tax system and treaty tax rules and look after your tax returns. For advice regarding the national tax system of another country, a local advisor will have to be consulted, who knows all the ins and outs of this. We are in possession of a vast, international network of advisors.

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How can we help you?

Suurmond Tax Consultants has been advising expats and individuals for more than 35 years. After contacting us it will become clear whether we are the right party to help you. 

In a contactform or an e-mail you can explain your situation and ask us any questions you may have. Your situations will be looked at by one of our advisors. On the basis of this, the tax advisor will come back to you for further details. Our hourly rate ranges from €195 to €285 excl. 21% VAT.

If you agree, then the advisor will look at the different aspects which apply to your situation and which elements are important to work on. Then a proposal is made with all the elements included on which you need advice and guidance. 

After this, we will update you on the amount of hours which we expect will be required. It is not always easy to make an accurate estimate as we are dependent on information and details from your side as well. In addition, how your case will proceed depends on the response of the tax inspector as well to  our viewpoint. If required, a consultation can be set up online or at our office. 

The importance of hiring an international tax advisor 

If you are leaving the Netherlands, you will want to know for certain that your taxes are filed correctly, as you must be compliant. The Tax Office can impose high penalties if your affairs aren’t in order. 

At our office you can be certain that you will be supported by experienced advisors and  who will provide you with relevant tax advice. If you are leaving the Netherlands and your family is to follow, we can advise you on double taxation relief possibilities.

We will file and optimalise your M-form and you won’t miss out on tax refunds. Or if you intend to retire and leave the Netherlands, we can advise you on the best time tax-wise.  In the most diverse circumstances we are committed to providing complete tax advice. 

Read all about the M-form here and download this checklist for moving abroad to make sure you don’t miss anything important!


“Excellent knowledge of complex international tax affairs. Professional and friendly service. Reasonable fees; these are people who take their time for you and don’t charge every minute they dedicate to you. Very good experience, we’ll continue to use their services.”

– Han Zuidweg –


“Great cooperation with Sander Suurmond for several cross-country topics between Switzerland and the Netherlands. Sander is very responsive and an expert in his field.”

– Julia Tatje –


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

– Mishanthini Sivasamy –

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


General information

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