On 1 January, the Dutch Tax and Customs Authority increased the maximum kilometre allowance from €0.19 to €0.21 per kilometre. This has resulted in changes to several of the University’s schemes: the Business Trip scheme and the Travel and Moving Expenses scheme.
Business Trip scheme
In the Business trip regulations, the allowance you receive for using your own vehicle for a business trip within the Netherlands has been amended to €0.21 per kilometre.
Travel and Moving Expenses scheme
Reimbursement of public transport costs for on-call workers
In the Travel and Moving Expenses regulations, the allowance for on-call workers using public transport has been increased to €0.16 per kilometre. Please note that the other allowances (basic allowance and bicycle allowance) for commuting are not affected.
Moving allowance period amended for temporary employment contracts
The Travel and Moving Expenses regulations have been amended with regard to the eligibility conditions for a moving allowance. The length of time for which you must have a temporary employment contract in order to benefit from the scheme has been reduced.
Supplement to the commuting allowance in the Selection Model
The increase in the kilometre allowance introduced by the Tax and Customs Authority means you will be able to receive a higher supplement to your commuting allowance through the Selection Model.
Working from home allowance
Effective 1 January 2023, the Tax and Customs Authority has set the tax-free amount for the working from home allowance at a maximum of €2.15 per day. Our working from home allowance is laid down in the collective labour agreement (CAO). The working from home allowance at the University will remain at €2.00 per day while the current CAO applies. The current CAO will remain in force until 1 April 2023.
You may have heard in the national media that net salaries will increase by about €90 per month (based on full-time employment) from 1 January 2023. Please note that the amount you will actually receive will be lower than this. This is because ABP's pension contributions have increased.