Amendment to the Swiss-Netherlands tax treaty: as of 1 January 2021, the allocation of taxation on pensions changed!

ML Fiscaal advies Tax Law

On 12 June 2019, an amendment protocol to the tax treaty between the Netherlands and Switzerland was signed in The Hague. With this amendment protocol, the tax treaty has also been aligned with the anti-abuse agreements made under the BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) project. The BEPS project is an OECD project, which contains a number of action points to combat tax avoidance through base erosion and profit shifting.

The 30%-ruling: a practical introduction to a complex regulation

The 30%-ruling was originally intended as a means to attract skilled foreign labour to the Netherlands. In recent years, however, questions have been raised as to the overall effectiveness, as well as to the growing complexity of the ruling. What exactly is the 30%-ruling and for whom is it applicable? In this introductory article I aim to present a practical overview.