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International pension transfer

If you have a Dutch pension fund for example, you live in the Netherlands, and now you wish to move abroad again, it is often hardly ever possible to transfer your pension. Perhaps in your case it’s the other way round and you live in the Netherlands, and receive a pension from abroad. Or have you paid tax on your pension and are you wondering if you shouldn’t have? Usually the relevant tax treaty defies what country can tax a pension in an international situation. 

International pension transfer

When is it recommendable to hire an international tax advisor? 

  • If you are living in The Netherlands and receive a pension from abroad; 
  • If you have moved to The Netherlands and are wondering how the Dutch Tax authorities will treat your foreign pension;
  • If you have received a ‘conserverende aanslag’ from the Dutch Tax Office;
  • If you are receiving a private pension, social security or a government pension from abroad;
  • If you are living abroad and you receive pension from The Netherlands; 
  • If you want to know how to declare your pension in the Dutch tax return; 
  • You have been living and working abroad; now in The Netherlands you are to receive your pension in a lump sum and would like to know the tax implications;
  • If you hire abroad and receive a Dutch pension;
  • If you receive pension from an international organisation such as the UN.

Your situation

In the situations mentioned above 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 and treaty tax rules and look after your pension. For advice regarding the national tax system of another country, a local advisor will have to be employed, who knows all the ins and outs of this. We have access to a vast, international network of advisors.

Find more information here, about receiving AOW whilst living outside of the Netherlands.

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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 €175 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 number 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 argument. If required, a consultation can be set up online or at our office. Click here for more information.

The importance of hiring an international tax advisor 

IIf you are receiving a pension from another country while residing in the Netherlands, or vice versa, it’s crucial to ensure that your actions are in full compliance with the applicable regulations to avoid any issues. The Tax Office can impose high penalties if your affairs aren’t in order and presented correctly. 

At our office you can be certain that you will be supported by experienced advisors and  who will provide you with expert tax advice. Your tax returns can be looked after and depending on the type of your pension we will look into any tax exemptions and advantages that can be used.

Or if your pension is being paid out in lump sum we can advise also. We can help reclaim wrongly paid tax on your pension or benefit.  In the most diverse circumstances we are committed to providing complete tax advice. 

Check out this page and find out if your pension from the Netherlands will affect your tax return:


“We are working with Lennart and the team for the past 5 years and are very happy with the service, they are not only making the annual tax return process easier but are also able to advice on other complex international tax related questions we have. Highly recommended.”

– Family Pao-Lavergne –


“J.C. Suurmond are our family tax advisors for over 3 years now. Very professional and detail-oriented. I would recommend these belansting advisors to anyone new to the taxation system in the Netherlands.”

– Ksenia Kochetkova –


“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


General information

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