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Frequently Asked Questions

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We are thinking of expanding our business into Europe.
What are the most important things to keep in mind?

Setting up a business is as exciting as it is daunting. When moving to Europe you will have to consider not only the administrative and financial aspects of establishing your company here and running operations out of Europe, but also be sure to remain compliant with immigration, tax, payroll and labor law. At Briddge we do our best to remove the worrisome aspects of expanding your business so you can fully focus on making your operations in Europe a success. That is why we offer you a one-stop shop where we will partner with you and inventorize all your business needs and requirements to make a clear plan of action for a successful start in Europe.

I need to run payroll for employees in several countries in the EU.
Will you be able to assist with this?

We think it is most efficient if you have one point of contact for all your payroll operations in Europe. We work with experienced partners throughout Europe to make sure your payroll is running smoothly, but remain your main point of contact for every European country.

I have heard that offering employment in the Netherlands is very risky for an employer.
Can you offer advice on this?

While Dutch (and European) Labor Law can at first glance seem very restrictive for an employer, this is not the full picture. There is certainly room for employer to first evaluate an employee’s performance before committing to a long-term employment relationship. Additionally, there are several options available to employers who are not yet ready to employ staff but require assistance to keep operations running in Europe. At Briddge we can demystify Dutch labor law for you and explain the various options at your disposal to make sure you have best talent at hand to accomplish your goals. We also offer top-notch Expat and HR assistance to advise you on the best course of action regarding your staff.

Are my employees eligible for the 30% ruling?

To be eligible for the 30% ruling you must meet certain requirements:

  • You must have a contract with a company based in the Netherlands.
  • You must earn the minimum required taxable salary which is 37.000,- euros or 28.125,- euros if under 30 years of age and in possession of an accredited University Level Master’s degree
  • You were transferred or recruited from another country or you terminated your current employment in the Netherlands, in which the ruling applied, within the past three months.
  • If recruited from abroad, you must have lived more than 150 km from the Dutch border for more than 16 out of 24 months prior to your Dutch employment.
  • You must provide mutual written agreement between you and your employer that the 30% tax ruling applies to your case.

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