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Comprehensive Employment and Tax Guide Netherlands

General Overview

- Currency: Euro (EUR)
- Languages: Daily and business communication in Dutch.
- Public Holidays: Approx. 10 days national public holidays.
- Capital: Amsterdam
- Fiscal Year: Running from Jan 1 to Dec 31.
- Minimum Hourly Wage: €10.48 (2023).

Tax Essentials

- Income Tax Range: From 37.07% to 49.5%.
- Other Taxes: VAT 21%, Corporate tax 15% to 25%.

Social Security Contributions

- Employer Charges: From Approx. 23.21%.
- Employee Charges: From Approx. 27.65%.

Employment Contracts & Conditions

- Contract Types: Permanent, Fixed-term, Zero-hour.
- Trial Periods: Up to 2 months.
- Paid Holiday: 20 days annually.
- Salary Payment Frequencies: Monthly.
- Termination Notice: Notice period varies, up to 4 months.

Legal Benefits for Employees

- Medical Coverage: State (mandatory health insurance).
- Common Non-Compulsory Benefits: Pension contributions, health insurance.

Hiring Non-Resident/Non-European Workers

- Visa & Work Permits Obligation: Yes, for non-EU/EEA citizens.
- High-Skilled Worker Permits: Highly Skilled Migrant Programme; requires a job offer and salary threshold (€4,840 for those over 30, €3,549 for those under 30, as of 2023).
- Visa & Work Permits Timelines: Up to 90 days.

The information provided on these countries serves as a general guideline and may
require verification and updates from legal sources or official websites.