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Legal / tax issues

Hi guys!

My name is Marieke, and I moved to Amsterdam a few years ago.

I was wondering, are there any other expats here experiencing legal and/or tax issues in The Netherlands? And if so, what kind of issues? Personally, find it hard that so many formal documentation is only available in Dutch.

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Hi Marieke and welcome to the Forum.

When I had issues, I used a tax consultant where I lived; he sorted out my problem and submitted my tax return as well.

When I subsequently spoke to the Belastingdienst, they also offered an interview with an English speaking colleague who explained to me where the misunderstanding occurred.

Hi! Thanks for your reply :). What kind of issues were you dealing with?

Marieke_Amsterdam :

Hi! Thanks for your reply :). What kind of issues were you dealing with?

My being unaware of the social taxes levied in Holland (so not part of the Double-taxation agreement between NL/UK), plus the Dutch tax year running from Jan > Dec (as opposed to the British system of Apr > Mar).  Once explained to me, it was clear I had to pay.  As the Dutch say, nobody likes paying taxes, but they can make it simpler; a bit of an oxymoron really. :)

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