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New Requirements for Russian Employee Registration

Posted by on July 12th 2018 in News

As of 8 July 2018, expats on short or long-term assignments in Russia are no longer allowed to register using their employer’s address. Foreigners must register with the Russian government shortly after arrival in the country and many employers register their employees at their work address in order to simplify the process. This is no…

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Global Mobility Workforce Trends

Posted by on June 26th 2018 in Blog

As globalization and technology continue to grow, so too will the amount of globally mobile employees.  According to Strategy Analytics, the globally mobile workforce is set to increase to 1.87 billion people by 2022, which is about 42.5% of the global workforce. Millennials are increasingly becoming interested in working internationally and are proactively reaching out…

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New Requirements for Swiss Employers

Posted by on June 20th 2018 in News

As of 1 July 2018, all employers with job vacancies in Switzerland must post their vacancies with the regional employment centers (i.e. RAVs) for a set period of time before opening the position up to outside areas. This is to ensure that priority is given to Swiss and EU nationals residing in Switzerland over non-European…

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The Netherlands lifts restrictions on Croatian workers

Posted by on June 11th 2018 in News

As of 1 July 2018, the Netherlands has lifted the restrictions for Croatian workers in the country, closely following the UK’s decision to do the same. In 2013, Croatia was established as a full member of the EU and was given a restriction for employment in the Netherlands, along with a few other member states. This restriction required Croatian…

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EU Makes Final Agreement on Tax Information Exchange

Posted by on June 8th 2018 in News

The European Council has made a final agreement for new rules on tax information exchange between tax consultants and other intermediaries, such as tax advisors, accountants, and lawyers, who advise on tax. This rule will apply to cross-border transactions that meet certain characteristics, which indicate undesirable tax planning and will have a deadline of 31…

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Update: 30% Tax Ruling

Posted by on May 29th 2018 in News

As of Tuesday, May 29, 2018, a petition was submitted signed by almost 30,000 expats asking that the government re-think its plan to reduce the 30% tax ruling. Last month, members of the Dutch government agreed upon a new proposal to reduce the 30% Ruling for qualifying foreign nationals from 8 years to 5 years,…

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New Swedish Bill Drafted for Temporary Foreign Employees

Posted by on May 25th 2018 in News

Sweden has drafted a new tax bill amending the previous tax on temporary foreign employees. Currently, employees that are hired by a foreign company without a permanent establishment, or PE, in Sweden are not taxed if they do not exceed a stay of 183 days in a 12-month period. Temporary foreign employees are only taxed…

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Number of American Companies Investing in Holland Takes a Dive

Posted by on May 23rd 2018 in News

The number of American companies choosing the Netherlands as the place to settle is rapidly decreasing. Many companies from the United States are looking to other European countries to open up shop due to an unfavorable business climate. The corporate tax rate and the soon to be changed, favorable tax regime for expats, are cited…

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EU Blue Card Holders Update

Posted by on May 22nd 2018 in News

As of 1 April 2018, EU blue card holders join Highly Skilled Migrants in the list of residents allowed a 3 month search period after premature termination of their employment agreement. This applies regardless of the reason for termination and is not allowed to exceed the validity period of their residence permit.

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Cruise Ships are avoiding all docks in the Netherlands

Posted by on May 22nd 2018 in News

Ports in the Netherlands have seen a decline in cruise ship dockings since 2014 when an American Royal Caribbean ship received a 1 Million Euro fine for having Filipino maintenance employees on board who did not have work permits. This fine has caused several disagreements regarding whether this is necessary for work on seagoing vessels….

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New Tax Treatment of Commercial Pensions-China

Posted by on April 25th 2018 in News

On 2 April 2018, Circular No. 22 was issued announcing a new pilot program for the deferred tax treatment of commercial pensions for individual income tax purposes. This circular applies from 1 May 2018 to 1 May 2019 for the residents of Shanghai, Fujian province, and Suzhou Industrial Park in China. Contributions to a commercial…

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Are You Prepared for IND Checks this Year?

Posted by on April 24th 2018 in Blog

On 1 January 2018, the IND (Immigration and Naturalization Service) office in the Netherlands announced that it would be increasing the number of visits to sponsoring employers this year to ensure that recognized sponsors are in line with the Modern Migration Policy. These checks may result in fines up to € 3.000 per infraction committed…

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Important Proposal to Change the 30% Ruling

Posted by on April 23rd 2018 in News

Members of the Dutch government recently met and have agreed on a proposal to reduce the 30% ruling for new and existing cases. This proposal will be part of the 2019 budget, and if approved by Dutch parliament, become effective January 1, 2019. This proposal will have some important consequences for individuals working in the…

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Denmark Releases Updated Expat Tax Guide

Posted by on April 19th 2018 in News

The Customs and Tax Administration of Denmark has released an updated guide as of 10 April 2018. This guide encompasses the “Tax scheme for foreign researchers and highly-paid employees” and includes the updated amounts and rates applicable in 2018. You can find the guide in English here.

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Sweden Publishes a Clarification on their Non-resident Taxation Policy

Posted by on April 16th 2018 in News

As of 8 April 2018, a clarification has been made from the Swedish Tax Agency. Under the Law on Special Income Tax on Non-Residents (SINK), Sweden grants a 25% employment tax exemption to qualifying foreign key staff members temporarily employed in Sweden. This only applies to non-residents outside the EEA or Switzerland that have obtained a…

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Income Tax Exemption for Expats – Cyprus

Posted by on April 16th 2018 in News

The Tax Department of Cyprus has made a clarification on its earlier circular EE 2017/4 from 24 July 2017 regarding the income tax exemption for expats, who have not previously resided in Cyprus and are currently employed in Cyprus, under article 8(23) of the Income Tax Law. The Income Tax Law states that an individual…

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Adjustment of Application Fees

Posted by on April 5th 2018 in News

As of 3 May 2018, the IND office will apply new fees for several types of residence permits and the permit for recognized sponsors. The following represents the current and new prices for each application. Application Current Fee New Fee (Per 3 May 2018) To work on a self-employed basis € 1.336 € 1.325 To…

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Ruling on Treaty between Belgium and Netherlands

Posted by on March 22nd 2018 in News

A new ruling has been made regarding the Belgium-Netherlands Income and Capital Tax Treaty (2001). On 25 January 2018, the Supreme Court made a decision regarding a professional cyclist that was employed by two Belgian cycling teams during 2007-2009. This cyclist had many races outside of Belgium; in the Netherlands, Italy, Australia, France, Luxembourg, and…

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