Working remote for US company while in Netherlands?

Hi there! So my wife and I are moving to the Netherlands. She has been recruited by a Dutch company, so she will have the highly skilled migrant visa and permit. As her spouse, I kind of just get to piggyback off of that and am able to work in the Netherlands without any further sponsorship. I will also be able to get health insurance through her company as well as a dependent. I currently work remotely for a US based company. My question is - is it possible to continue working for them while living in the Netherlands?


From what I've been able to find online (which is limited) I should be able to continue working for them, so long as they utilize an international payroll company for tax purpose. Which, thankfully, they do. Our payroll company offers global pay. I just want to make sure there aren't any other hoops or anything I or my employer would have to jump through to make this work. I want to get all the information I possibly can before pleading my case to my employer.


Also, if anyone has any general advice for trying to get my employer to agree to this, that would be so greatly appreciated! 1f601.svg

@boudreauxali I'm curious if anyone has any insight on working remotely for a US company while living in the Netherlands? From what I was able to find online (which was limited) I should be able to continue working for my current company as long as they utilize a payroll company that can accommodate Netherlands requirements. Thankfully, our payroll company does offer global pay, but I'm wondering if there are any other requirements I should be aware of? I will be pleading my case to my employer here soon and want to make sure I am as prepared as possible with information! Thank you so much in advance :)

@boudreauxali I'm curious if anyone has any insight on working remotely for a US company while living in the Netherlands? From what I was able to find online (which was limited) I should be able to continue working for my current company as long as they utilize a payroll company that can accommodate Netherlands requirements. Thankfully, our payroll company does offer global pay, but I'm wondering if there are any other requirements I should be aware of? I will be pleading my case to my employer here soon and want to make sure I am as prepared as possible with information! Thank you so much in advance smile.png
-@boudreauxali

Hi and welcome to the Forum.


If you are on the payroll of a Dutch entity, then things like taxes will be recovered at source; they will recharge your company plus a fee (these things are not cheap).  One other item you need to consider is your Dutch Health Insurance, these are legal requirements and your employer also has to make a contribution.  My advice would be to speak to your payroll company and ask how they will cover this.  You should also be aware that tax assessment is dependent on where you are resident, the moment you land in the Netherlands you will be classed as a resident there, so your worldwide income for the whole tax year will be subject to Dutch taxes.  One of the benefits(?) of being a US citizen is that you still have to file a tax return with the IRS and your home state as applicable; there is more about this on the IRS website.


I hope this helps.


Cynic

Expat Team

Hi,


If you work for a Dutch company (which I don't think you are doing) you have to pay Dutch taxes and 'file' US taxes. What I mean by 'file' is that the US is one of only TWO countries in the world that has a worldwide tax rate.


What this means is you have to -

1) file and pay Dutch taxes

2 file US taxes, but your don't have to PAY US taxes on your Dutch income if you file form 2555 Foreign earned income exclusion. This form excludes the first ($100k) of your Dutch income from US taxes, which ensures you are not taxed on the same Dutch income ... twice.


You can use this form all the way up until you start collecting your pension when you will have to file the form 1116 Foreign Tax Credit ... which is completely different and basically TAXES your Dutch pension in America. :(


But if you will work remotely for a US company umm how are you getting here? Maybe you just forgot and left this part out :) because you can't just pack up and move here to live here without a Residence permit. And a Residence permit is tied to either sponsorship via a Dutch company or marriage to a local  EU citizen or because you opened a business.


If you are living here without a Residence permit - first off, where are going to live? You can't rent an apartment without a Residence permit. You can't open a local bank account or get Health care insurance or receive a SS number (called a BSN number here) without this permit either.


(By law, you must carry Dutch health insurance if you live here.)


So maybe you can tell us how you are moving here because that would make all the difference. :)


Oh no, now I see! Your wife has an HSM visa! This is the way I came over here too.


So your WIFE needs to understand the worldwide taxes I mentioned above.


So if you are coming with her, residency should not be a problem - though she does have to fill out the right forms because SHE has the HSM visa not you. Once she files out the right forms that say you are her husband  (they call this a 'trailing spouse') you would be able to get a BSN number so that you can get health insurance etc.


If so .. I can't see how there would be a problem with you working remotely for The US at all. :)

Hello everyone,


Please note that I| have moved 3 posts (2, 3 and 4) on this existing thread of the Netherlands forum for better interaction.


All the best

Bhavna