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It’s never easy to untwist yourself in a newly complicated labyrinth of bureaucracy. Nevertheless, professionals from the fiscal and law sector may give us a hand when comes the time to choose which tax regime and taxation is better for us. This article is going to explain which steps to follow for those who want to be self-employed in Germany.The most important thing, for you, is to know which institutions are a direct reference, which one to consult in your city in order to request information and help. For this reason, you will find some links at the end of this post.Out there, on the internet, there is plenty of information, sometimes confusing and vague. After browsing and browsing the web, I hope this guide will give you a “first aid”, gathering the most important information. Nevertheless, the best thing to do is still to consult experts on the matter. The content of this article will certainly make you feel more confident about the German tax system. Read article
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A tax treaty is a bilateral agreement made by two countries to resolve problems involving double taxation of passive and active income. Tax treaties generally set the amount of tax that a country can apply to a taxpayer's income, capital, estate, and wealth, on individuals and corporates. Read article
The new Tax Cut and Jobs Act voted into law by President Donald Trump’s administration Introduced several major changes for tax refund and tax return regarding the J1 Visa Holders working in the USA under the Work & Travel programme. In our previous article you can find any information regarding the new rules to apply for tax refund; here we’ll explain how the new law affects the tax return for nonresident aliens: why it is a legal obligation, who has to file the tax return and how. Read article
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It’s time to check your tax class in Germany: yes, you can change it and, of course, you can apply for a refund Read article
Zorgtoeslag is an allowance; Algemene heffingskorting is a tax credit. Let’s see what they are for and how to apply! Read article
Austria hosts about more than one million of foreigners working in various sectors. As the economy changes, the job demand differs as well, but still, tourism sector is the most requested area in order to find an easy and seasonal job. Quite a lot, unfortunately, don’t know anything about income tax and tax refund. So what to do if you want to work in Austria and comply with the Austrian regulations? Read article
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a new tax bill voted into law in the United States.Here is how it affects J1 Visa students working and travelling in the USA in 2018. Read article
So you live in Malta, but not just because of the sunny beaches and the astonishing waves? Well, if you are also a worker there, employed or self-employed, we have good news for you! Read article
Nowadays there are many jobs that can be done on cruise ships or cargo ships. You could cover different types of job, ranging from bars to sales, restaurants, entertainment, fitness, and many others. Instead workers on cargo ships are employed in the boarding operations, security, travel, storage and others. Read article
How do family policies change through Europe? Who is entitled to them and for how long? Find out which countries are the best parental leave payers. Here we compare Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Iceland, Belgium and Norway in a comprehensive overview of what local rules are and how they differ in our elderly dear Europe. Read article
Lots are moving to Spain for a year or two to work and travel, enjoying the country. But what happens when it’s time for a tax return? Here some helpful tips about Spanish fiscal system! Read article
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The Sofinummer and the BSN
Sofinummer was the citizen service number before it was replaced by the Burgerservicenummer (BSN), both issued by the Dutch tax office, the Belastingdienst.
Everyone who is in the Netherlands more than 4 months must ask for a BSN number. It is not only compulsory in order to be legally accepted as a citizen but also necessary when you need to sign your contract of employment, to open a new bank account, in case you need a doctor and even when you want to buy a car. A BSN is necessary in order to have access to all those services, including to your tax refund.
Firstly, you go to register in the municipality (Geemente) you live in. To ask for a BSN number you can also call the municipal office and ask for an appointment It will be easier for you, avoiding the line and choosing what time would fit the best for you. Anyway, remember to not get late: if you miss the appointment, the officer will not set up a new one for you!
Once you get there, you will be asked to provide your local address and a valid identity certificate: ID or Passport are fine for EU citizens,while non-EU citizens must also have a residence permit and a copy of the work contract. Within 5 working days officers will sent your BSN directly to the provided address.
Non-EU applicants waiting for a residence permit can still apply for their Burgerservicenummer: in this case, you will have a temporary BSN that will be confirmed once the Geemente has your residence application all legit.
Since this is a unique identification number you can simply use your Bunderservicenummer (BSN) with any Dutch institution you will be dealing with. It was created to facilitate information exchange between authorities and make life easier to the citizens.
In 2003 Dutch government inaugurated the Nieuwe Authenticatie Voorziening (NAV) also called Burgerpin. One year later the name changed into DigiD, acronym for Digital Identity. Since then, almost every public institution joined the government program.
The aim is to gather all identification documents (ID, driving license, health insurance, etc) in just one code. Doing that most of the operations you currently do in physical offices, will be done by Internet,accelerating the services and easing office’s desk lines.
To get a DigiD code you firstly must have a BSN. Then you can only apply - guess it! - by internet. The name and the address provided should be the same you gave to the GBA (Geemente) - so the same you have on your BSN-.
Unfortunately, the only way to identify yourself is... yourself. In fact, you don't need to submit a personal identification certificate, a self-certification is sufficient in order to apply. In such circumstances, everyone who get hold of somebody's else BSN can use the DigiD number at his/her place. This leads to a lot of controversies about DigiD’s privacy safeness: although there are three different levels for the security, the first one and the less safe is the most used so far. The more you get safe, the more the services you can purchase, but Dutch people still seem to avoid them.
Digital identities, privacy bills, even digital nations have become topic of discussion for many of us. And you, what do you think about it? We will take the subject warm for you on our Fb page! Find us and give your opinion.
Why to get and keep your BSN?
So, if you've ben working or you're going to work in the Netherlands, don't forget about your BSN, because you will need it for your tax refund at the end of every fiscal year!
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