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Our specialists of the CMS Expat Desk provide cross-border advice to (global) companies about international employees, also known as "expats". The provided assistance is related to employment law, visa's, work permits, tax, pension and social security matters:

  • application of the required permits to reside and work in the Netherlands, both for expats and family members;
  • registration of the employer at the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Services (in Dutch: IND);
  • mobility policies;
  • international assignment services agreements;
  • expat agreements covering all employment related aspects such as the relocation to the country of origin;
  • termination of the expat agreement or international assignment services agreements;
  • the possibility to apply for 30% tax ruling (which is a benefit for the expat);
  • the tax optimization of a salary split and employee benefits;
  • employers tax obligations, multi state wage and income tax returns;
  • payroll services;
  • the applicable pension scheme and how to deal with pensions in different countries;
  • the possibilities for international transfers of pension benefits and continued participation in another jurisdiction;
  • analysis of the applicable social security scheme(s) and the consequences thereof; and
  • the implementation of the preferred social security scheme.
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CMS Ex­pat Desk Con­tact Card
When tal­ent needs to move, we’re be­hind youLiv­ing in a highly con­nec­ted world al­lows com­pan­ies to hire and mo­bil­ise skilled and tal­en­ted people al­most any­where – and loc­ate busi­ness op­er­a­tions wherever they need to be.But when con­sid­er­ing mov­ing of­fices or em­ploy­ees, there are a range of factors to con­sider. These can in­clude the polit­ic­al and eco­nom­ic con­sequences of COV­ID-19 or Brexit, the cor­por­ate and per­son­al tax im­plic­a­tions of re­lo­ca­tion – even the im­pact of sanc­tions im­posed on cer­tain coun­tries.Around the world our CMS Ex­pat Desk teams are ready to help you man­age the em­ploy­ment, tax, visa (im­mig­ra­tion) and so­cial se­cur­ity as­pects of re­lo­ca­tion.Draw­ing to­geth­er spe­cial­ists from the CMS Em­ploy­ment & Pen­sions Group and the CMS Tax Group, our teams are net­worked across loc­a­tions in Europe, Asia, Africa and Lat­in Amer­ica to of­fer you multi-jur­is­dic­tion­al sup­port – wheth­er you’re mov­ing one em­ploy­ee or a whole of­fice.Our em­phas­is is on un­der­stand­ing you and the spe­cif­ic needs of your busi­ness. By shar­ing our know­ledge, net­works and provid­ing prac­tic­al day-to-day sup­port, we aim to help make any re­lo­ca­tion pro­cess smooth, swift and fully-con­sidered – with min­im­al dis­rup­tion to your core busi­ness.Ex­plore more about our ex­per­i­ence and ser­vices be­low. To con­tact your loc­al CMS Ex­pat Desk team, please check out the group con­tact card. eznode://106509 eznode://106714
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