The amended tax treaty between Switzerland and The Netherlands: the Dutch personal income tax return for Swiss residents

ML Tax Law Fiscaal advies

As of 1 January 2021, the provisions of the amended tax treaty between Switzerland and the Netherlands came into effect. One of the changes is the allocation of the taxation of pensions: as of 2021 pension payments are taxable in the country from which they originate. What are the implications for Swiss residents receiving a Dutch pension? Will they have to file annual Dutch personal income tax returns?

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.