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Can I use the 30% facility?

If you come to work in the Netherlands, you may incur additional expenses, for example, accommodation, travel expenses and course fees. Under certain conditions, your employer is allowed to pay 30% of your wage tax-free. Look on the website of the tax and customs administration for more information and the conditions.

Travel expenses for commuting are reimbursed in accordance with the hirer's scheme.

Do you work for Utrecht University (UU) and are you a student? Then travel expenses for commuting are not reimbursed. If you have incidental travel costs, you can contact us about this.

If you work at Utrecht University and are not a student, the travel allowance scheme of Utrecht University will apply.

On-call employees are paid weekly. Hours declarations approved by the line manager before Wednesday 9 am will be processed in the same week. As a rule, this means the wages will be paid into your bank account on Friday at the latest.

You will have to declare your hours if you have a contract with deferred duty of performance (if you are an on-call employee) or have a flexi contract with fixed hours. Employees with a monthly wage will automatically be paid for the number of hours stipulated in their contract.

You may declare your hours digitally in the hours portal. If you do not yet have an account, you can create it at Hours will have to be declared in the same week in which you worked. Once the hours entered have been approved by your line manager, they will be processed. You can track the status of your declaration in your account under ‘summary of hours worked’.