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Cross-border employment with van oers

Cross-border employment

You are thinking about an employment abroad. Van Oers International helps both businesses and employees to arrange cross-border employment matters.

Important differences

The first questions that people ask when going to work abroad are about taxes and social security contributions. Yet it is easy to overlook any of the numerous other aspects, for example medical expenses, terms of employment, recordkeeping obligations and other requirements. We guide companies and employees through this maze, helping you to avoid problems further down the road and where possible apply useful facilities.


Working in the Netherlands

Labour mobility is becoming more and more common. At the same time,  differences between individual countries remain great – even within the EU. Van Oers International assists people working in the Netherlands while living abroad.

Advice for people seeking to work in the Netherlands

You are thinking about taking a job in the Netherlands, or perhaps you have already accepted one. In many cases, the procedures and rules will be very different from what you are used to. We can explain what your rights and obligations are as a non-resident taxpayer, what the rules are for medical insurance and what you need to arrange in connection with your pension – to name but a few examples. We can help you navigate the administrative procedures. Considering how important it is to have everything relating to your employment sorted out from the start, the experts at Van Oers International offer you the certainty of peace of mind as you start your new job in the Netherlands.

Arrangements for foreign workers in the Netherlands

The Dutch authorities have introduced facilities for employees from other countries who come to the Netherlands to work. For example, the 30% ruling allows employees to be paid part of their wages tax-free, as compensation for the additional costs of working in another country. If a ‘salary split’ arises, the rights of taxation on the income from employment will be divided across multiple countries. This may substantially increase the employee’s net income. Van Oers International can help you to make optimum use of all the available facilities.


Working abroad

If you have plans to work abroad, we can help you optimise your arrangements, leaving you free to focus on your new challenge.

Weighing the offer from abroad

You have received an interesting offer to work abroad. Before you commit to anything, you should take a close look at what your rights and obligations in the host country will be. This is not something to take lightly: differences between individual countries remain great – even within the EU. You are probably used to looking at these things from a Dutch perspective, which will make it more difficult to weigh the merits of the offer. Our experts can explain the situation and tell you precisely what to expect.

The employment contract

Once you have accepted a job abroad, you face the task of handling the related paperwork quickly and carefully. You will probably encounter some things that you do not need to consider for a job in the Netherlands: you will need to think about matters such as accommodation and transport, while taxes and insurance are handled differently and officials take a different approach to their work. We can help you make your decisions and deal with the related formalities.

Working abroad: partnerships with local advisers

For most people, the opportunity to work abroad only comes once in a lifetime. Every year, our expert knowledge smoothes the way for dozens of clients when taking up employment abroad. We work with partners abroad, who are familiar with all the details of the rules and regulations that you will face and with the culture of the local bureaucracy.

Foreign workers: specific facilities

If you take on work abroad you might be able to apply some useful tax facilities. For example, in some situations part of your wages can be paid tax-free, as an allowance for your costs while staying abroad. This is similar to the 30% ruling in the Netherlands, which can also be applied in some cases. You can use a salary split to spread your income from employment across multiple countries, and potentially save large amounts in tax. We can help you make the most of the available possibilities.

Working abroad: questions and further information

So if you are considering an offer, or have accepted a job, sit down and talk to us. We look forward to answering your initial questions: free of charge and with no strings attached.

kurt van heerewaarden
Kurt van Heerenwaarden | Tax manager
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