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Below you will find links to various blogs, columns and articles written by Fabiënne Hol-van Goethem.


Cross border expansion seen from a global mobility perspective

My expert blog as an alumni of Maastricht University about the points of attention for international expansion of a company if employees start working across borders.


What to do with the DBA Act?

What further now that State Secretary Wiebes has further suspended enforcement of the DBA Act until “at least January 1, 2018”? Can clients and contractors rest on their laurels or should they do something…? midden-brabant/jan-febr-2017/column-fabiënne-van-hol-van-goethem-wat-te-doen-met-de- law-dba/

Published in the Jan/Febr 2017 issue of Business Magazine Regio Business.


Book review Practical guide for Personnel and Taxation

For Expand I wrote a review about the Praktijkgids Personeel en Fiscus 2016 from Vakmedianet:

Published on November 28, 2016 in the HR Blog of Expand | Connecting HR.


“Day counting in the 183 day scheme at a frontier worker”  

Blog for Expand about a remarkable judgment by Hof Den Bosch about the way in which the days in the 183 day regulation should be counted for a Belgian frontier worker:

Published on November 7, 2016 in the HR Blog of Expand | Connecting HR.



“The tax authorities: To leave or not to leave…?”

What can employers learn from the tax authorities' departure scheme?

Published on October 19, 2016 in the HR Blog of Expand | Connecting HR.

“Do your homework”

Step-by-step plan for a proper implementation of the (model) agreements as a successor to the VAR.

Published in the Sept/Oct 2016 issue of Business Magazine Regio Business. midden-brabant/sept-okt-2016/column-fabiënne-hol-van-goethem-doe-je-huiswerk/



"Customer is king"  

As a consultant I also expect good service when I am a customer somewhere. Unfortunately, that is sometimes disappointing….

Published in the July/Aug 2016 issue of the Business Magazine Regio Business. midden-brabant/juli-aug-2016/column-fabiënne-hol-van-goethem-koning-klant/


“The impact of the new Dutch-German tax treaty on employers and employees”

What does the new tax treaty mean for employers and employees? E.g. with regard to tax on the salary and deduction of mortgage interest.

Published on July 13, 2016 in the HR Blog of Expand | Connecting HR. Convention-op-werkgevers-en-werknemers

“The 30% compensation scheme under attack?”

The Court of Audit has investigated the 30%: effective or ineffective and well-substantiated or not? That is the question…

Published on June 30, 2016 in the HR Blog of Expand | Connecting HR.


“Foreign Expansion”

Guidelines for employers to properly arrange a temporary posting abroad of an employee...

Published in the May 2016 edition of the Business Magazine Regio Business. midden-brabant/mei-juni-2016/column-fabiënne-hol-van-goethem-buitenlandse-expansie/

“The transport puzzle”

International transport can sometimes be quite complicated for the employer and the driver…

Published in the March-April 2016 issue of the Business Magazine Regio Business. midden-brabant/maart-april-2016/column-fabiënne-hol-van-goethem-internationale-transportpuzzel/


“The Certificate of Good Conduct (VOG) eats up the scope of the work-related expenses scheme”

Many employers do not realize that the costs of the VOG cannot simply be reimbursed to an employee…

Published on April 14 in the HR Blog of Expand | Connecting HR.

“The 30% reimbursement scheme: attractive for employees and employees”

Why is the 30% compensation scheme attractive for both the employee and the employer?

Published on March 14, 2016 in the HR Blog of Expand | Connecting HR.



“The Commissioner and the Successor of the VAR”

Published on February 8, 2016 in Executive Finance:

The Commissioner and the successor of the VAR

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