Cross-border workers in Germany and the Netherlands can avoid double taxation during the coronavirus pandemic under an agreement signed by the two countries Thursday.
- The workers will be allowed to consider days worked from home as days worked in the employing country, according to the agreement.
- Dutch residents who are prevented from continuing their work in Germany and must stay at home because of the virus can also claim short-term German unemployment and bankruptcy benefits.
- The agreement came into force April 6 and is applied to days worked since March 11. It will remain in place until April 30 and will automatically renew for a month at the end of every month.
- Germany already struck a similar agreement with Luxembourg last week and is still in talks with other countries, a spokesperson for the German finance ministry said.