This can save you as much as thousands of euros compared to someone who does not have a tax exemption for removal goods.
What is more, less stringent administrative requirements apply to the admittance of a vehicle that constitutes 'removal goods'. 'Removal Goods' is the translation of the Dutch term ‘.
When a car is considered as a ‘removal good’, then it is exempt from registration tax (known as ‘BPM’ in the Netherlands) and import duties, providing the owner has lived abroad for 12 months and the owner has used the car for at least six months before the move – a new car is not exempt.
Douane (Dutch customs) deals with imports and exemptions.
You can apply for a tax exemption up to 12 months after your move.
The first thing you think of when you plan to move is: ‘how do I get my belongings to the Netherlands?
’ In some cases, you can arrange to have your vehicle(s) shipped as part of your removal goods.
Once you take up residency in the Netherlands, you must also exchange your licence for a Dutch one to legally drive in the Netherlands, although different rules apply depending on where you're from.
Read more about exchanging your foreign licence in the Netherlands.