Have Your Say About the 30% Ruling Cuts

The government is planning to cut the 30% ruling duration from eight years to five, following the publication of a report last year which stated that most people do not benefit from the tax break for the full term. The plans are currently beginning finalised, and will be debated by parliament’s finance committee on May 31. The final proposal will be presented to parliament on Prinsjesdag in September. In the meantime, opposition to the proposal is mounting – particularly because the govern...
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Which Visa Do You Need to Work in the United States?

Many dream of moving to the United States. Some want to be closer to family and loved-ones, while others need to go for work or wish to buy or start a business. While relocating to the United States can be exciting, it can also be an overwhelming experience. One of the first administrative obstacles you will face when going to the United States for work will be immigration. Unless you are a US citizen moving back to your home country, you will most likely need a visa. You will need to wade th...
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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act cutting corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% and dropping the top individual rate from 39.6% to 37%. This is the first tax overhaul in more than 30 years, which went into effect January 1, 2018. The overhaul cuts income tax rates, doubles the standard deduction, and eliminates personal exemptions. Corporate cuts are permanent, yet the individual changes expire at the end of 2025. Expats and dual citizens have been fighting ...
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How Joy Can Bring Better Results in 2018

Blanca Vergara
Do you want to see better results in 2018? Money, impact, influence? Do you want to find more joy in 2018? Do you want both? If you are like the people who attended the Amsterdam American Business Club (AABC) December event, you will answer with a definite YES. We all want this, and we have wanted it every single year. However, there are huge barriers within us that have stopped us from achieving these things and continue to do so, including… Our beliefs: We think, “we cannot have our c...
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How to Deal with Stress?

Feeling and functioning better under stress, starts with understanding stress. What stress is, how to recognize it and the secret of how to deal with it. But let me start with; why stress coaching? The reason is that besides being a trained coach, I am an experience expert. Twenty years in corporate sales thought me what stress is. A burnout about 7 years ago, thought me how not to deal with it. The good news is, that I came through it, now know how to deal with it, and am able to help others ...
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Member Spotlight: Annebet van Mameren

Each month we'll feature a different AABC member in our new Member Spotlight, this month Annebet van Mameren. Would you like to be featured in a future edition of our Member Spotlight? Get in touch with Veronica at marketing@aabc.nl   1. Who are you? (introduce yourself) Hello! My name is Annebet van Mameren. I am an education consultant from the Netherlands. I run New2nl, a network that brings together expert service providers for international families in the Netherlands. I am Dutch,...
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Is the Popularity of Paracetamol in the Netherlands a Myth?

Earlier this month, figures from the European Union showed that what many Americans in the Netherlands think about Dutch doctors is true – they do prescribe fewer antibiotics than in any other OECD member country. The report, entitled Health at a Glance, shows that just 10.7 people in 1,000 are prescribed antibiotics in the Netherlands at any one time. This is around half the OECD rate of 20.6 and well below league leader Greece, on 36. The report also shows Netherlands has spent less on m...
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Member Spotlight: Koen Gijzel

Each month we'll feature a different AABC member in our new Member Spotlight, this month Koen Gijzel. Would you like to be featured in a future edition of our Member Spotlight? Get in touch with Veronica at marketing@aabc.nl   1. Who are you? (introduce yourself) My name is Koen Gijzel and I am the founder of Koentact Dutch Language School. I studied French and Dutch linguistics in Amsterdam and Paris, and started Koentact in 2009. I was born in Utrecht and I have been living in Amster...
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Member Spotlight: Tiffany Coleman

Each month we'll feature a different AABC member in our new Member Spotlight, this month Tiffany Coleman. Would you like to be featured in a future edition of our Member Spotlight? Get in touch with Veronica at marketing@aabc.nl   1. Who are you? (introduce yourself) I am a Seattle native who went to Washington State University, double majoring in Finance and Entrepreneurship and double minoring in Hospitality Business Management and Comparative Ethnic Studies. While studying at Washin...
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Business Owners Beware: the UBO Register is Coming

In this short article, Adam Kiolle provides an update on the introduction of a new register listing the identity of the ultimate beneficial owners (UBOs) of businesses and legal entities registered in the Netherlands. At present the Dutch commercial register (handelsregister) does not list information on who owns or ultimately controls Dutch legal entities (except for in the case of sole traders (eenmanszaken) and companies (BVs and NVs) with a sole shareholder), however this is soon going to c...
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