Filing a tax return for the year you moved abroad

You can file a tax return for the year in which you moved abroad from the Netherlands only by means of an M Form. You will receive this paper form by post. If you do not receive the form, you can request one online or by telephone.

Each tax year has its own M Form. If you moved abroad in, say, 2019 and wish to file a tax return for that year, you need the 2019 M Form. The M Form is available in Dutch only.

Tax and Customs Administration will send the M Form

You will receive an M Form at your home address abroad if your details have been entered correctly in the Non-residents Records Database (RNI).

Applying for an M Form

If you do not receive an M Form, you can request one from the Tax and Customs Administration.

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The Tax and Customs Administration will post an M Form to you within two weeks of receiving your request. If you live outside the Netherlands, it may take longer before you receive the form. If you have difficulty requesting an M Form online, contact the Non-residents TaxLine.

Returning an M Form

Sign the cover page and send it with the completed tax return pages and any financial statement pages to the Tax and Customs Administration. If you live outside the Netherlands, send the form in an appropriately stamped envelope to Postbus 2545, 6401 DA Heerlen, Netherlands.

Tip: if you have any difficulty completing the M Form, you may be able to get help.

Providing additional information or amending your tax return

If you want to provide additional information or amend your tax return after you have filed it, request a new M Form, complete it in full and return it to the Tax and Customs Administration.

Filing a tax return outside the Netherlands

If you live outside the Netherlands for an entire calendar year, you can also file a tax return in other ways.

Learn how to file a tax return in the Netherlands

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