If you lodged an objection to the tax assessments for the years 2006-2009, pay extra attention when you receive your tax form for 2010 and 2011! You should lodge your objection to the 2010 or 2011 tax assessment promptly in order to maintain your rights if you opt for the splitting method that was concluded following the compromise made between the Dutch tax authorities and retired European Patent Office staff. Moreover, an objection must be lodged against the taxation of ‘partial compensation’. This return for the tax that is paid after retirement is tax free according to the European Patent Office, but taxable according to the Dutch tax authorities.
Tax consultant Jan Ritzema is experienced in drawing up notices of objection and is more than happy to take this task off your hands. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.