Annually in February Netherlands tax office sends an invitation to file a tax return. Even you haven't received an invitation, but you have worked in Holland – we definitely advise you to check how much tax you have overpaid and get your money back.
The Dutch Income Tax Act allows to reduce the amount of wage tax or Income tax by using tax credits and tax free allowances. Here are the main tax credits: general tax credit, working tax credit, single parent tax credit. You can get these tax credits in full only if you file a tax return.
Filling and submitting a tax return requires special knowledges. You can do it yourself but millions of people found the easiest way – they use tax companies to prepare and submit their tax return. If you have not filed your Dutch tax return yet, do it with our help. It is simple and cost-effective!
We also help those who have already started the process of tax refund but have difficulties or delay.
Our long experience shows that the overpayment of tax can happen in the following cases:
To calculate your tax refund please, use our tax calculator or contact our Tax Manager by email. After you enter the data into our calculator you get from us a preliminary estimation of the amount of the overpaid tax. The aim of our Manager is to provide you the most precise calculation. In any case, this tax calculation is free of charge.
At first, you submit an application for a tax refund on our website or in the office to our representative. It will take only few minutes.
We will provide you the TaxPack forms. You must sign them and send to our office or give them to our representative personally!
We take care of all the paperwork regarding your Dutch tax return. Throughout the process, we liaise with the tax office on your behalf. Finally, the tax office will make a tax assessment and you get a refund.
*You may be required to provide additional documents depend on your personal circumstances.See a sample of Jaaropgaaf
Your employer should provide you an annual overview of your salary and all taxes after the end of the tax year (31 December). This overview is called Jaaropgaaf and you will need this form to complete a Tax return (aangifte Inkomstenbelasting).
The form Jaaropgaaf shows:
If the form has been lost or not provided - this is not a problem. Our tax manager will contact your employer to get all necessary documents. We do this job for you at no extra cost. It is so great when it is all-inclusive.
After submitting a tax return to the Dutch tax office, you should receive a tax assessment in 12 weeks and your refund money will follow shortly. Sometimes it may take a little longer.
Yes, you can apply for a tax refund, even if you continue working and living in Netherlands. Be advised that you can claim your tax refund for the last five years. For example, in March 2015 you can apply for a tax refund for the following tax years: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010.
Yes, you can go back to work in Netherlands and you can apply for a tax refund even if you are still working there.
Tax Refund - is a general and legal procedure. It means that you have an overpayment of tax. The tax authority makes the tax calculation taking on account income, tax paid and eligible tax credits and allowances. Also they check your position for purpose of tax residency. If you’ve paid too much tax Belastingdienst will send you a refund.
The obligation to file an income tax return does not apply to everyone.
If you're a basic employee and only have income from salary, you are not legally required to file a tax return, since the income tax is automatically withheld from your salary. Of course, if you want to get a tax refund, it can be done by filing a tax return only. If you’re a freelancer, self-employed, run a business, if you are a landlord or have income from more than one country you must file an annual tax return and pay income tax though you have some opportunities to cut your tax payments.
A preliminary assessment "Voorlopige aanslag" is a letter from the Tax office with information about tax repayments (Te ontvangen €) of tax or underpayments. Also after submitting a tax return, you will receive a preliminary assessment from the tax authorities.
Once the Dutch tax authorities have checked the return, you will receive a final assessment (Aanslag) with information about tax repayments (Te ontvangen of te verrekenen €) of tax or underpayments.
It is a general unique registration number for every Netherlands citizen and is to be used for employment, open bank account and register with the public and government services.
You will receive a letter with confirmation and BSN number when you are registered with your local council (GBA).