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Tax in the Netherlands

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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.

Can you give me an overview of the Dutch tax system?

What taxes will I have to pay in the Netherlands?

What types of indirect taxes are there in the Netherlands?

What dates does the tax year cover in the Netherlands and when do I need to provide a tax return?

How can I get help with my tax return?

How do I know if I must pay income tax?

How do I submit my tax return?

Can I claim any tax benefits against my declared income?

What about my savings and investments? Do I have to transfer them to the Netherlands?

What is the 30% ruling and when do I qualify for this?

When does the 30% ruling end?

Do I need to pay taxes if I bring my own vehicle to the Netherlands?

What is the bpm?