Robin Schalekamp

Robin Schalekamp – Partner

Robin joined BDO International Tax Services in 1998. He dedicates most of his time to providing expatriate services to a great variety of clients both in and outside the Netherlands. Robin has specific expertise in the fields of international tax and social security, e.g. the Dutch 30%-ruling, salary splits, international pension schemes, stock option regulations, etc.
Robin graduated from Groningen University and Amsterdam University. He has a degree in Fiscal Economics and is a member of the Dutch professional organization of tax lawyers (NOB).

All Robin's Articles

Days of Physical Presence

By Robin Schalekamp and Kees de Graaf If an employee works (in employment) in more than one country, or lives in a country other than the one he works in, both countries could have the right to levy taxes over… read more >

The Dutch Freelancer

In the Netherlands, there is a difference in tax treatment between an employed person and a self-employed professional. If the relationship between you and your principal qualifies as an employment relationship, your principal (the employer) has the obligation to withhold… read more >

30%-Ruling in the Netherlands

If you come to the Netherlands to work, you will most likely incur extraterritorial expenses. Extraterritorial expenses are expenses that occur because you are living outside your home country (for example: double housing costs, home leave tickets, costs of requesting… read more >

Disproportionality of the 150 Kilometer Border in the 30%-Ruling

In the Netherlands there is a special regime for expats who will be assigned to the Netherlands, namely the 30%-ruling. To qualify for the 30%-ruling and thus the tax-free allowance, the expat must meet four conditions. One of these conditions… read more >

The 30%-Ruling

Employees who have been hired from abroad can, under certain conditions, benefit from the 30%-ruling regime, which allows 30% of their employment income to be allocated for the tax-free compensation of specific expatriate expenses (referred to as ‘extraterritorial expenses’). In… read more >