Filing a tax return for the year you moved to the Netherlands
You can file a tax return for the year in which you moved to 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. From the 2020 tax year onwards, it is also possible to complete an online M Form.
Check with the tax authority in the country you are leaving what matters you have to settle there.
Each tax year has its own M Form. If you moved to the Netherlands in, say, 2019 you will need the 2019 M Form. M Forms are available in Dutch only.
Online M Form available for the 2020 tax year
If you moved to the Netherlands in 2020, you can normally complete an online M Form via Mijn Belastingdienst (information in Dutch). You will need a DigiD or an EU-approved login key from another European country to do this. You can complete a paper M Form instead if you prefer. Please note: for the years before 2020 you must complete a paper M Form.
Tax and Customs Administration will send you an M Form
You will receive the M Form at your home address in the Netherlands if your details are recorded correctly in the Personal Records Database (BRP).
Applying for an M Form yourself
If you do not receive an M Form, you can request one from the Tax and Customs Administration.
The Tax and Customs Administration will post an M Form to you within two weeks of receiving your request. 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. In the Netherlands you can use the return envelope.
Before you seal the envelope, check that:
- your name and citizen service number are written at the top of each completed tax return page;
- you have signed the form;
- the address and barcode can be seen through the envelope’s window.
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 from the Netherlands
If you live in the Netherlands for an entire calendar year, you can also file a tax return in other ways.
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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.