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NL Taxes

National taxes

National taxes

If you work in The Netherlands, you will have to pay national taxes. There are different types of taxation depending on your occupation. The Dutch Tax Authority (De Belastingdienst) offers a lot of information in both the Dutch and English Language at
The phone service operators are only trained to assist you in the Dutch language.
You might want to consider advisement by a tax advisor or professional accountant for specific information and support.

Income tax

If you work for an employer the income tax will be listed on your salary statement.
Your employer will automatically deduct the required taxes from your salary in advance.
It is possible that the amount of tax that is withheld is actually more than you have to pay,
in that case you can apply for an reimbursement of that amount on a tax return form.

Tax boxes

In the Dutch tax system we divide the different types of income in three “boxes”. These are:

Tax on income, profit, pension and social security benefits.

Flat tax regarding income from substantial business interests.

Flat tax on savings and interest in your bank account.

These taxes are to be paid annually. You will receive an invitation for submitting your tax form. At the Belastingdienst website you can find more information about the procedure.

Other taxes

No taxation without representation, it seems we’re pretty well represented in this country.
Here are some taxes that you might encounter:

● Motor vehicle tax based on the value of your car
● Corporate income taxes
● Inheritance taxes
● Dividend taxes

These taxes are separate from the local taxes. Also, for purchases and services you will usually pay either 21% or 6% VAT or in Dutch BTW (Belasting Toegevoegde Waarde).

Also read our page on local taxes and contact your personal RRelocation agent if you have any further questions.

Local Taxes in Rotterdam