law changes 2018

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Dec 29 '17 18:30

With the new year starting, the Dutch government is implementing a number of new laws and changing some existing ones. Here follows some highlights on the laws that are changing next year. With a week of this year still left, more law changes may be added.

Dec 23 '17 08:00

With the new year starting, the Dutch government is implementing a number of new laws and changing some existing ones. Below is an explanation of changes to the law applying to families.

The child benefit, paid per child to all parents in the Netherlands, will increase minimally in 2018. Meant to help cover child education costs, parents will receive €201.05 for kids up to and including 5 years of age, €244.13 if the child falls between 6 and 11 years old, and €287.21 from 12 to 17 years of age. That’s an increase of less than a euro per category.

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Dec 23 '17 08:00

With the new year starting, the Dutch government is implementing a number of new laws and changing some existing ones. Below is an explanation of changes to the law applying to traffic and public transportation.

Road tax on motor vehicles will rise by 0.8 percent across the board in 2018.

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Dec 23 '17 08:00

With the new year starting, the Dutch government is implementing a number of new laws and changing some existing ones. Below is an explanation of changes to the law applying to elderly people.

Retirement age in the Netherlands increases to 66 years old on January 1. A year ago, those of age 65 and 9 months qualified for social security.

The tax credit for the elderly also rises by 115 euros in 2018 to €1,418.

Dec 23 '17 08:00

With the new year starting, the Dutch government is implementing a number of new laws and changing some existing ones. Below is an explanation of changes to the law applying to health and healthcare.

The maximum care allowance is increasing as of January 1st, 2018. For single people the maximum allowance increases by 73 euros to 1,139 euros, and for couples by 79 euros to 2,121 euros.

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Dec 23 '17 08:00

With the new year starting, the Dutch government is implementing a number of new laws and changing some existing ones. Below is an explanation of changes to the law applying to work and income. 

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Dec 23 '17 08:00

With the new year starting, the Dutch government is implementing a number of new laws and changing some existing ones. Below is an explanation of changes to the law applying to education.

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Dec 23 '17 08:00

With the new year starting, the Dutch government is implementing a number of new laws and changing some existing ones. Below is an explanation of changes to the law applying to housing and living environment. 

In 2018 prospective homeowners can take out a mortgage up to 100 percent of the value of their home. Home buyers can no longer borrow more than the house is worth. Other costs like advice, notary or valuation costs can no longer be co-financed from the mortgage. In 2017, home owners could loan up to 101 percent of their home's value.

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Dec 23 '17 08:00

With the new year starting, the Dutch government is implementing a number of new laws and changing some existing ones. Below is an explanation of changes to the law applying to consumers.

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Dec 23 '17 08:00

With the new year starting, the Dutch government is implementing a number of new laws and changing some existing ones. Below is an explanation of changes to the law applying to entrepreneurs.

The VAT agricultural regulation expires on January 1st, 2018. From next year farmers, horticulturists, forest holders, and livestock farmers will start paying VAT on all their goods and services.

Next year self-employed persons may have assets worth 188,997 euros and still qualify for social assistance. In 2017 the maximum assets amount was 186,398 euros. 

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