The 30% Ruling

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In April of this year (2018), when news came of proposed changes to the 30% ruling and in particular the lack of a transition period, ICAP decided to poll the community about its thoughts. More than 4,500 people responded, and the results of the survey were shared, in a letter to the Finance Committee, as well as media and community organisations such as United Expats of the Netherlands. A copy of this letter, with our general findings, commentary and conclusions, can be found here.


63% will lose up to €1,000 in take-home income when they no longer qualify for the ruling

31% will lose the benefit on January 1, 2019

over 50% of respondents losing the benefit before December 31st 2019

71% said the 30% ruling was a factor in making the move

13% work for a university and 41% for a Dutch company