Do I have to do an income tax filing?
The Belastingdienst (Dutch Tax Office) will write a letter to tell you to file an income tax return. You can find this letter in your inbox at MijnOverheid. But even if you do not receive a formal demand, you may want to file a return voluntarily. You may be entitled to a tax refund if you arrived or left in the middle of a tax year or for study expenses, medical expenses, mortgage and residential home purchase costs. Find out more
Am I eligible for the 30% ruling?
You must have been recruited outside the Netherlands for paid employment, with expertise in a skill that is rare or lacking here and have a valid decision from the government accepting your eligibility. Find out more
You might get a tax refund if you have a part-time job alongside your studies; graduated and got a job mid-year; took unpaid leave; reached state pension age; are entitled to tax credits; bought a house; or lived in the Netherlands for only part of the year and received wages or benefits. Generally, if you worked for the same employer and cannot claim extra personal tax credits, you should not expect a refund. Find out more
What refund can I get when I file my taxes?
Expenses that you might be able to refund through your tax include the working parents' tax break (IACK, until 2025), study costs (until 2021), mortgage interest, commuting costs, credit for a non-working spouse, broken tax year rebate or the tax credit for carers. Find out more
- Your citizen service number (BSN) and that of your partner and children
- Your bank account number
- Your DigiD and that of your partner
- Your annual employment statements (jaaropgaven) or payslips
- Any partner alimony received
- Bank accounts: annual statements for all of your accounts, children's accounts and investments
- The WOZ value of your house with reference date 1 January a year before the tax year (from your municipality)
- Your mortgage annual statement
- When buying or selling your home: the notary's statement
- Healthcare costs that you have not been reimbursed
- Partner alimony paid
- If you were not entitled to student grant (studiefinanciering): study costs paid (2021 only)
- Records of loans and other debts
- Paid annuity premiums
- A record of any disability (AOW) payments
- Dividends received