I moved to Netherlands with my family about a month ago. I am on the US payroll and receive bi-weekly pay checks in the US. Do I need to pay income tax in Netherlands? In order for me to get housing, I had to apply for the resident number(BSN), so I suppose I am considered a resident here. Also, if I do have to pay tax, then how do I file for the 30% ruling? My company is headquartered in USA, with a small regional office in the Netherlands. However, I am still under the USA contract. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Do you have a work permit? – phoog Aug 5 '16 at 12:55
  • There are all sorts of international and bilateral tax / national social insurance treaties/agreements which govern these things. The rule of thumb is (supposed to be) that you don't pay taxes twice on the same income nor evade paying taxes completely, but that's not a specific answer to your question. Perhaps you should start by reading the WikiPedia article on tax residence. – einpoklum Aug 5 '16 at 21:05
  • I'm in the same situation, except with Japan and Germany. You're usually paying taxes in your primary place of residence, which is typically defined as the place where you spend >50% of the year. – deceze Aug 6 '16 at 9:02
  • @deceze usually, yes. But the US taxes its citizens' worldwide income regardless of their place of residence. – phoog Aug 8 '16 at 5:41
  • @phoog - yes I have a work permit. I was told that without a work permit, I can work in Netherlands only for 6 months. – AVP Aug 8 '16 at 7:35

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