law changes 2019

Binnenhof, Netherlands Parliament
Jan 1 '19 13:35

Dozens of new laws, rules, and regulations went into effect in the Netherlands at the stroke of midnight on Tuesday. Among them, a cut to the 30-percent ruling, new income tax credits, mortgage caps, a sales tax increase, expanded childcare subsides, and more rights for cities to seize homes related to the illegal drugs trade.

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Dec 28 '18 17:00

The Dutch government is implementing a number of law changes on January 1st. Below find a summary of changes made in the category Entrepreneurs. 

The 30% ruling for expats to shelter some of their pay as income tax-free is now available for a five year period instead of eight years.

Dutch companies can now settle international trade disputes in English or Dutch at the Netherlands Commercial Court.

Employees will now get one week of paid leave if their wife or girlfriend gives birth. Longer unpaid leave will be available starting in 2020.

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Dec 28 '18 17:00

The Dutch government is implementing a number of law changes on January 1st. Below find a summary of changes made in the category Work and Income.

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Dec 28 '18 17:00

The Dutch government is implementing a number of law changes on January 1st. Below find a summary of changes made in the category Family.

The government set aside 248 million euros to increase childcare allowance next year. More information about what percentage of your child's childcare costs you can have compensated, can be found here

Dec 28 '18 17:00

The Dutch government is implementing a number of law changes on January 1st. Below find a summary of changes made in the category Health, Care, and Sport
 

The deductible for health insurance remains €385 in 2019. 

Fresh fruit aisle at a supermarket
Dec 28 '18 17:00

The Dutch government is implementing a number of law changes on January 1st. Below find a summary of changes made in the category Consumers.

A VAT increase will hit all goods currently taxed at 6 percent. Items like museum entrance, theater tickets, attraction passes, groceries, water, books, and hair salon services will now have a 9 percent sales tax rate.

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Dec 28 '18 17:00

The Dutch government is implementing a number of law changes on January 1st. Below find a summary of changes made in the category Law, Safety and Defense.

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Dec 28 '18 17:00

The Dutch government is implementing a number of law changes on January 1st. Below find a summary of changes made in the category Housing and Living Environment. 

Home rents will increase by no more than 4.1 percent to 5.6 percent from July 1st next year. More information can be found here.

Beach chairs, Eastern Scheldt, Ouwerkerk, Schouwen-duiveland, Zeeland
Dec 28 '18 17:00

The Dutch government is implementing a number of law changes on January 1st. Below find a summary of changes made in the category Elderly.

The state pension is increasing next year. Pensioners can calculate how much pension they will receive next year on this site.

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