30% ruling – the transition period ends

An employee who has received the 30% ruling between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2018 can use the 30% ruling until 1 January 2021 if he/she has used the scheme for more than five years on that date. This transition period ends on 1 January 2021. If the 30% ruling no longer applies, this means:

Part of the salary can no longer be exchanged for an exempted reimbursement for

  • extraterritorial costs (the 30% reimbursement) under the work-related costs scheme;
  • the school fees for the children’s international school can no longer be reimbursed tax-free by the employer;
  • that the employee can no longer opt for the so-called partial tax resident, as a result of which the employee in the Netherlands owes the capital gains tax (box 3).

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