Start your study before 2018

4 October 2016

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Are you planning to study? It might be wise to start before 2018. In the tax plan for 2017 it is mentioned that the government plans to dispense with the study cost deduction from 2018. The minister of education plans to replace the study cost deduction by an non-fiscal allowance. The allowance will be used to stimulate merely lower educated people to study to enhance their changes to get a job instead of higher educated professionals to improve their career opportunities. From 2018 onward possibilities of a partial refund of study costs will therefore be very limited for expensive studies.