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Dutch income tax in 2024

As we step into the new year, it's crucial for taxpayers in the Netherlands to be aware of the recent changes in the income tax system that came into effect on January 1, 2024. The modifications primarily revolve around the three income tax boxes - Box 1, Box 2, and Box 3 - each playing a...

Boost your Career with an MBA! Join Access MBA in Amsterdam, 3 February

Access MBA One-To-One event in Amsterdam, on 3 February provides a free platform for executive professionals to engage in one-on-one conversations or small group meetings with representatives and alumni from highly ranked business schools such as Rotterdam Erasmus University, Maastricht...

Real estate transfer tax in the Netherlands

Have you found your Dutch dream home? Apart from having the buying process concluded properly, it is of particular importance to also comprehend all aspects relating to acquiring the ownership of your new abode. A part of this acquisition process is the payment of transfer tax.<br...

Your Health Insurance in 2024

Everyone in the Netherlands can change his or her health insurance between the 13th of November and the 31st of December. You can decide to move to a different health insurance provider or change your current health insurance by for example change your personal contribution (eigen bijdrage). Your...

Discovering the city of Haarlem as a new inhabitant!

Nestled in the heart of North Holland, this charming city offers a perfect blend of historical charm, cultural richness, and a high quality of life. But what does living in Haarlem look like? And what activities should you not miss during your stay in Haarlem? In this comprehensive guide, we'll...

The legal downsides of cohabiting

For years, the fact has been that individuals have been getting married less frequently and less quickly. For many, marriage is an excuse to throw a fancy party. In itself, it is seen as old-fashioned. Indeed, in this day and age, there is no need to affirm your relationship by getting...

Finishes of Furniture

The devil is in the details, as they say. Or as we like to say at AKKA, the beauty is in the details. In fact, it is the details that make the difference. In interior design, the things we tend to overlook at first glance end up being the elements that contribute to the...

Dutch income taxes: 6 income tax deductions

Income taxes are complex and filing your tax return optimally in the Netherlands can be quite a challenge. In this article the team from taxt will give you a handy list of possible...

Mindfulness Meditation Exercises for Corporate Wellness

Whether working from home or reporting to the office headquarters, finding inner peace and balance in an ever-changing workplace can be a challenge. But with the right tools, mindful meditation practices can help create a more positive environment for employees to get their...

2023 Interior Design Trends

Trends in interior design may not come and go as quickly as fashion trends, but something new always emerges to inspire us, whether we want to update our space or we've just moved and are starting from scratch. Grounding with Earthy Tones We have...

Renovation Timeline

You thought about it, you asked around, you made a plan and you even did the math. That&rsquo;s it, you have now decided to do the renovation to create the home you always dreamed of. Before you embark on this project,&nbsp;make sure you have considered not only the costs, but also the time...

Why having a living will is crucial.

In a "regular" will, one generally describes how assets should be divided upon death. What should happen to your assets, though, if you haven't passed away yet, but you're merely not able to make decisions concerning your assets? This could be the case if you're in a coma due to an accident or if...

Care for your children

What is parental authority? In the Netherlands, having parental authority means that you are responsible for the care and education of your underage children. This means that parents with authority over their children have the duty and right to care for and raise their...

XMAS Alternative Ideas

It is the most wonderful time of the year .... to decorate! If you love Christmas and Christmas decorations but cringe at the idea of a huge tree taking up your living room and a cluttered house full of the same old decorations, you will find the following alternative - space efficient yet...

FC URBAN: FOOTBALL WHEN IT SUITS YOU!

Moving to a new city in the Netherlands can be tough if you don&rsquo;t know many people there. This is especially the case for expat football fanatics, who generally require a few footballing friends to make up a team, or need to have a good grasp of Dutch to join most traditional clubs. And...