Expatriate and Immigration Services

The WePayPeople expat desk provides expatriate and immigration services to a wide range of international and Dutch clients, ranging from small- and medium-sized enterprises to multinationals. Our success is based on the combination of high levels of service and a transparent, highly competitive fee structure.

The 30% ruling

The 30% ruling is the most important tax benefit for expats in the Netherlands. Foreign employees who come to live and work in the Netherlands and meet a number of criteria are eligible for this tax benefit. Once granted, the 30% ruling allows employers to pay the employee 30% of their salary as a tax-free allowance in lieu of any extraterritorial costs incurred by the employee as a result of taking up this international assignment outside his/her native country.
Our Expat Desk assists employers and employees by applying for the 30% ruling on their behalf. At the start of the application process, you will be assigned a dedicated advisor who will coordinate your application from start to finish and communicate with the Dutch tax authority on your behalf.

Our 30% ruling services include:

  • Explanation of the 30% ruling application criteria;
  • Initial screening to determine whether the employee’s situation meets the criteria of the 30% ruling;
  • Provision of proforma payroll calculations with and without application of the 30% ruling (as required);
  • Submission of a proforma application to the Dutch tax authority (as required);
  • Provision of document templates and tips on how to fill these out correctly;
  • Collation of the application documents and submission of the completed application to the Dutch tax authority;
  • Once received, confirmation of the Dutch tax authority’s decision;
  • Once received, provision of the official tax ruling to the employer and employee;
  • Advice on how to implement the 30% ruling in the payroll administration.