Tax system

30% rule

If you come to work in the Netherlands, you are possibly confronted with extra costs, so-called extraterritorial costs. The 30% ruling is a Dutch tax exemption for employees who were hired from abroad to work in the Netherlands.
Read more about the requirements and how it works.

Tax exemption

The Netherlands has tax treaties with a number of countries to determine exactly where taxes must be paid (i.e. in which jurisdiction), thus avoiding 'double taxation'.
Read here more about Tax Exemption.

Income tax

If you are working in the Netherlands and earning money you will need to pay taxes. You declare your income to the Belastingdienst (tax office) via an annual tax return (aangifte inkomstenbelasting). This can be done online or with the help of a tax advisor. TU Delft offers information sessions about the Dutch tax. See below ‘How does it work’.

More information

  • Click here for information about taxes (Academic Transfer)

How does it work?

TU Delft offers an information session about the Dutch tax system twice a year and provides tips on how to file the annual tax return. Our HR department will invite new international employees to these information sessions. We will also announce the sessions on this website.

A pool of tax advisors who are specialized in expats will guide you through this topic and will be available to answer questions after the session.

If you would like to consult a multilingual tax advisor (at your own expenses), please see the list below:

Tax advisors

Aame – Accountants & Tax Advisors
Phone: +31 15 2158815

AAme - information allowances


Untaxing taxes! J.C. Suurmond & zn. Tax consultants Trusted advisors since 1986
Phone: +31 17 4244725


Tysma|Lems International Tax Consultants Supporting Global Citizens since 1953.
Phone: +31 10 268 19 73

Please note that this list is not necessarily an endorsement and that there might be additional tax advisors in the region.

Dutch Tax – Information Sessions at TU Campus

Twice a year TU Delft organizes Tax Information Sessions on Campus to inform international employees about the Dutch tax system. Selected tax advise offices will provide a presentation about various kinds of topics that are of relevance, for example: Dutch tax declaration, allowances, 30% rule.

Please check the Events Calender for when the next information session will take place. Make sure to visit this site regularly to stay up-to-date about the Dutch tax information sessions.