I receive a pension from the Netherlands. How does this affect my tax return?

If you live outside the Netherlands and receive a pension from the Netherlands, you will have to pay income tax on it. In which country you have to pay the tax depends on your situation.

I live in Belgium, France, Germany, Poland or Spain

I live in another country

If you do not live in Belgium, France, Germany, Poland or Spain and want more information about which country taxes your pension, contact the Tax and Customs Administration on the Non-residents TaxLine.

Exemption from salaries tax and national insurance contributions

If you pay tax on your pension in your country of residence as well as the Netherlands, and if there is a tax treaty with your country of residence stating that you only need to pay income tax in your country of residence, you can be exempted from paying income tax in the Netherlands. You can apply for this exemption by filling in the Tax and Customs Administration application form for exemption from wage tax/national insurance contributions deducted at source.

Using Dutch tax benefits

If you receive a pension from the Netherlands and do not pay income tax in your country of residence, find out whether you can claim Dutch tax benefits.

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