Taxation (5)

The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND)

The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (Immigratie en Naturalisatiedienst or IND) is a division of the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice which handles the admission of foreigners in the Netherlands.  

Whether you wish to move, study, or are seeking asylum in the Netherlands, the IND will be the organization with which your application will be processed. They  will be your main source of information and contact throughout the process.

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The Quest for a BSN Number

It is a rite of passage for newly arrived expats to undergo the mythical quest for a BSN Number… that is to say, obtaining your BSN (burgerservicenummer) which you need for employment and all other administrative functions in the Netherlands. Like most bureaucratic administration, it can be difficult, unnecessarily complicated and frustrating but we will attempt to put forward enough advice to help you get through this process as quickly and effortlessly as possible. If you plan to live and work in the Netherlands for more than four months, you must register at your local municipality (gemeente) within five days of arrival to receive your or BSN. This includes EU/EEA nationals as well as people in possession of a work permit.

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Dutch Pension: A Primer

With the help of Delta Lloyd (a large Dutch insurer), GfK, the fourth largest market research institute in the world, has found that Dutch youths are not keen to work until they’re 70.

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Payment of salary

Abroad Experience pays the salaries to the temporary employees on its payroll on a 4 weekly basis. At the contract signing, you will receive a salary schedule outlining when Abroad Experience needs to receive your time sheets and when the salary payments will take place. We will also need to receive your IBAN bank account number into which you would like the salary to be deposited.

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Dutch Taxes

Tax Information line

This is a quick insight to Dutch Taxes, where they come from, why your paying them, and how to go about them when working through Abroad Experience. The general information telephone number of the tax office only provides information in Dutch. You can contact them for all kinds of questions regarding tax matters and other subjects that you come across while living in the Netherlands. Their telephone number (from The Netherlands) is: 0800 0543

When you call this number, but you cannot not speak Dutch (yet), please ask the operator to transfer you to an English speaking colleague!

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