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Netherlands Payroll Guide

Hire employees in Netherlands.


Euro (EUR)



Official language(s)

Dutch, Frisian

Netherlands Facts





Offical language(s)

Dutch, Frisian


Euro (EUR)

Date format


Fiscal year

1 January - 31 December

Hiring in the Netherlands

We're here to assist with all your Payroll and HR requirements in the Netherlands, whether you’re looking for services in Amsterdam, Rotterdam or elsewhere.

Employer Responsibilities

In the Netherlands, the following must be adhered to under strict local legislation:

  • Monthly Tax Submissions
  • Salary Tax Declaration
  • 30% Ruling (if applicable)
  • Holiday Bonus Accrual

Frequently Asked Questions

How does payroll work in the Netherlands?

In the Netherlands, employees are generally salaried and paid monthly. They must be registered using a social security number, and must complete a salary tax declaration when starting a new role. They may also be entitled to a 30% ruling whereby some earnings are exempt from income tax if they are classed as highly-skilled expats. We can handle the application for this on your behalf, if required.

What are the regulations around leave?

When an employee is sick, they will generally be entitled to a minimum of 70% salary and can receive pay for up to 2 years depending on their illness. The employer will need to register the sickness with the Employee Insurance Agency (UWV) and the employee will receive a notification of payments within four days.

What about dismissing an employee?

Dutch employment rights are fairly strict so we suggest speaking to one of our Employment Law Advisors before you take any action. Dismissed employees normally qualify for a severance payment based on length of service and earnings. We can handle all aspects of this to ensure compliance throughout the process.

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Creation of locally-compliant Dutch employment agreements, ensuring you and your employees are protected in-country. Our experts in the Netherlands will create your bespoke agreement.

Payroll Processing

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Tax and Labor Law

the Netherlands’s complex legislation can be daunting. Our in-country specialists are an extended member of your team, steering you safely through tax and labor law.

Regulatory Compliance

Our in-country professionals provide a wealth of experience and expertise in Payroll & HR compliance, ensuring your venture complies with ever-changing legislation.

Start-Up Implementation

We’ll ensure you’re operational promptly in accordance with local law, advising on the best route for your business, whether it’s via a legal entity or foreign registration.

Declarations and Audits

Our local specialists will manage and submit annual declarations on your behalf, guaranteeing accurate and prompt reporting to the authorities and also providing support for audits.
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