Do you own a (holiday) house or flat in the Netherlands? If so, you must pay property tax (onroerendezaakbelasting– OZB) on it every year. Property tax is part of the municipal taxes and is billed by your municipality. The municipality sets the amount. Tenants do not pay OZB.
Property tax is a percentage of the waardering onroerende zaken – WOZ. The WOZ is the value of your home or holiday home according to the Wet waardering onroerende zaken (Property Valuation Act). The municipality sets the amount of OZB annually. Therefore, it varies from one municipality to another.
Are you unable to pay your municipal taxes? Then ask your municipality for an exemption. You can be granted an exemption from paying part of the taxes, or all of the taxes. The municipality decides for which taxes you can be exempt from paying. It also determines whether you are eligible for an exemption.
OZB is included in the municipal tax bill. This is usually sent out in the first 2 weeks of February.
This is how it works in your (future) place of residence
Municipality of Heerde: Paying property tax (OZB) on a property
Please note: do you own a (holiday) house or flat in the Netherlands? If so, you must pay onroerendezaakbelasting OZB (property tax). You do not have to be registered in a municipality for this.
How much OZB you have to pay depends on the:
- value of the property;
- the OZB rates that apply in your municipality.
The municipality determines the value of your business premises every year on 1 January [or other date]. This is the waardering onroerende zaken WOZ (valuation of your home or holiday home). The municipality uses the WOZ value from the previous year to determine the amount of OZB due.
The rate of the tax is a percentage of the tax base. Check our website for the current percentages (in dutch).
You will receive an annual OZB assessment from your municipality. This assessment states the amount you must pay.
Are you unable to pay the OZB? Then you can ask the municipality for an exemption from (part of) the tax. This is called waiver or remission (kwijtschelding). You can request for remission (in dutch).
Do you expect to move later in the year? You must still pay the OZB assessed by the municipality on 1 January. You do not have to pay any further OZB on your new premises. The notary usually settles this with the new owners.
We do our best to determine the WOZ value as accurately as possible. If you believe that a mistake has been made, please contact the valuer first.
Do you disagree with the WOZ for your property? Or with the OZB? If so, you can lodge a complaint. You can do so via the form at the page Bezwaar maken tegen gemeentelijke belastingen.