If you live outside the Netherlands and have income from the Netherlands, in most cases you will have to pay income tax on it in the Netherlands. You can arrange your income tax by filing a tax return.
A tax return is compulsory if:
- you receive a letter from the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration inviting you to file a tax return;
- you have income from the Netherlands on which you must pay income tax, for instance income from employment, savings or investments.
If you are not sure whether you must pay tax, complete the tax return. You will then find out how much tax you have to pay or will be refunded. If you do not have to pay tax and have not received an invitation to file a return, you do not have to complete and file a tax return.
Which country you have to pay tax in depends on what is agreed in the tax treaty between the Netherlands and your country of residence.
Income from the Netherlands
Income from the Netherlands includes income from employment, savings and investments. The Tax and Customs Administration classifies these incomes and any tax deductions in boxes.
Income from two countries
Do you have income from two countries? If so, read how you can avoid double taxation.
If you are moving abroad
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.