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Tax in the Netherlands
Everyone who lives or works in the Netherlands or receives income while living in the country is liable to paying taxes in the Netherlands, unless they are here under a special tax regime. Like any country, direct taxation is an important source of revenue for the Dutch government and is collected by the Belastingdienst (Tax Office). In order to avoid double taxation, the Dutch government has signed tax treaties with a number of countries.
Since 2017 the Tax Authorities offer an English speaking telephone help line. This may be contacted by calling +31 (0)55 538 5385. Should you require further assistance, or cannot find the answer to your question, please contact the ACCESS Helpdesk, or refer to our Partners for someone to assist you.