CREDIT CARDS • Credit cards are generally more expensive, which are encouraged to be paid of quickly. Most commercial banks use MasterCard or Visa – best for pre-existing users. INTERNET BANKING • Online banking is common in the Netherlands. • Pay bills directly or set up auto payments. Steps are in English but you can get a guide from the bank. OFFSHORE BANKING • This is an account held outside of your country of residence; offers benefits for those who wish to reduce tax liability. • Foreign banks are required to share account information of U.S. citizens with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) • Non-residents in Netherlands pay tax on Dutch-Sourced income. • U.S. citizens or green card holders with 30% ruling can be considered non-resident taxpayers – which brings extra offshore banking benefits. • Pensions, investments and savings with fixed or variable interest rates can be arranged through a bank or licensed independent financial adviser (IFA). • Risks in depositing offshore vary and should be consulted with an adviser to ascertain your “Risk Profile”. • TIP: Before choosing a bank, ask yourself which bank is my money in, who owns it, what is its credit worthiness, and which jurisdiction does it fall under?
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