Do I have to pay income tax on my second home in the Netherlands?
If you have a home in your country of residence and a second home in the Netherlands, you must pay income tax in the Netherlands on your second home, even if you live abroad.
Amount of tax payable on a second home
How much income tax you have to pay on your second home in the Netherlands depends on:
- the value of your second home as assessed under the Valuation of Immovable Property Act (the WOZ value);
- any debt on your second home.
If you have a partner and you each own 50% of the second home, the Tax and Customs Administration will calculate the tax you must pay on 50% of the second home’s value.
Letting out a second home
If you let out your second home, you usually do not need to declare the letting income. If you also offer other services, such as preparing meals or providing bedding, you may have to pay income tax on the letting income. Read more about letting out your second home on Belastingdienst.nl (information in Dutch).
Filing an income tax return
State the address, WOZ value and other details about your home in the Netherlands in your tax return. The municipality in which your second home is located will provide you with the WOZ value.
Other taxes you have to pay
Besides income tax, you must also pay property tax on a second home in the Netherlands. The municipality in which your second home is located will inform you of the property tax payable.
If you recently bought a home in the Netherlands, you must also pay transfer tax (information in Dutch). How you pay it depends on how you became the owner.
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