The tax advisors of Maguire are specialized in the international tax rules for airline personnel. More and more, pilots work for airlines in other countries than their country of residence. We see an increase in Dutch based pilots working in China, and a consolidation of Spain based pilots employed by Dutch airlines.
In those situations you need a tax advisor who knows the tax rules and tax treaties like the back of his hand. You wish to prevent double taxation, you wish to make use of allowed tax vacuums and you wish to know in advance how much tax will be due on your income. We have a lot of experience with the interpretation of the tax treaties and, if necessary, we get you a clear tax ruling in advance. For example, Maguire has requested a written confirmation from the Dutch Tax & Customs Administrations regarding the interpretation of the Double Tax Treaty between China and the Netherlands for Dutch based pilots flying for Chinese Airlines. Based on the written reaction we’ve received pilots now have certainty regarding their tax position and the method of preventing double taxation. Besides for tax purposes we can also request written statements regarding your National social security insurance position.
Furthermore, Maguire’s tax lawyers are always up to date regarding the latest developments within the aviation industry. Therefore we always keep our pilots updated. For example, did you know that even pilots can deduct study costs from their income taxes? The justice court of The Hague decided on april 4th 2017 that pilots can deduct costs for medical examinations, theoretical and practical lessons. Given the high study costs, these deductions will make a difference well noticable. In addition to this verdict, the court of Arnhem-Leeuwarden granted the decuction of medical costs that are made in order to keep your flight certificate.
Examples of our services for pilots are:
- advising on the tax aspects of working abroad;
- conducting Tax Treaty checks;
- consulting with tax authorities on individual situations and tax treaty interpretation;
- composing regular income tax returns;
- composing income tax returns in case of emigration and immigration;