TAKE THE BELOW 7 ACTIONS BEFORE 18 SEPTEMBER 2018

What We Have Done. Since April 2018, we have built a 7000-strong Facebook group, established important relationships with members of the Community, held our "A Deal is a Deal" rally at Parliament, and delivered our petition with nearly 30,000 signatures to the Finance Committee. 

So now what? On the 3rd Tuesday in September (18 September, Prinsjesdag), there will be an official announcement about the status of the 30% ruling. Before that point, there are many things that you can do. Here are our top seven action points: 


STEP 1:

Share Your Story

It is important that we share our stories so that we are more than just a calculation on a spreadsheet. If you have already shared your story for Project Real Stories, thank you. If not, please submit your story. We will feature it on the website as well as share via Twitter. 


STEP 2: 

FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE DUTCH GOVERNMeNT

1. Click the "File Complaint" button. 

2. Organization: Ministry of Finance

3. Subject:  Concerns on proposal to reduce 30% ruling for current expats

4. Tell them how long you have been in the Netherlands and how this change will impact your personal or families' life, both financially and emotionally. 


STEP 3: 

EMAIL A COMPLAINT TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE

You can also email a copy of your letter from Step 2 to the clerk of the Financial Committee at cie.fin@tweedekamer.nl. The clerk will then forward your message to the MPs (and thus you do not have to send each MP an individual email). While this is obviously a contentious issue, we encourage you to share your thoughts in a civil manner to ensure that diplomacy prevails. 

Below are the MP's responsible for debating fiscal policy:

OPPOSITION PARTIES

  • Edgar Mulder (PVV)
  • Bart Snels (GroenLinks)
  • Renske Leijten (SP)
  • Henk Nijboer (PvdA)

COALITION PARTIES

  • Helma Lodders (VVD)
  • Pieter Omtzigt (CDA)
  • Steven van Weyenberg (D66)
  • Eppo Bruins (ChristenUnie)

STEP 4: 

Contact your embassy

Reach out to your embassy via email. In your email, identify who you are, how long you have lived in the Netherlands, why you are living in the Netherlands, and explain the proposed changes to the 30% tax rule and your concerns associated with this rule. Be sure to explain how this proposed change will affect you, and ask them to speak up on your behalf. 


STEP 5: 

BE PROACTIVE

We are all in this together. If you have you other ideas that might support our efforts, please let us know. And if you have started taking your own steps, great! This includes taking whatever steps you feel are imperative to protect and understand your own unique fiscal situation. While we are doing our utmost to voice your concerns, our efforts should not replace any efforts that may be best for you and your family. That said, we would love to hear what you are doing. You can direct general information and press leads to Jessica, corporate-specific information to Engelbert, and political-legal information to Massi. Their contact information is found in the About section of the website.

 


STEP 6: 

STAY UP-TO-DATE

Council members regularly post updates as to our status, our efforts, and other related information. We rely on the Facebook group to post this information, but Facebook will not automatically push this information in your Newsfeed - so be sure to check the group posts. Even more, you can always visit our Updates section of our website to make sure you are up-to-date.


STEP 7:

Keep your documents Handy

Be sure that you have copies of your letter(s) from the Belastingdienst regarding your 30% ruling. If you cannot find your paperwork, you can contact them directly and ask for a copy to be mailed to you. This takes approximately 10 business days. Click the button to the left for contact information for the Belastingdienst.