VAT in The Netherlands
VAT is tax you pay on your turnover. The VAT amount is calculated as a proportion of the price your clients pay for your goods and services. It needs to be regularly reported to the Dutch tax office, usually quarterly.
You can get a refund of VAT you have paid on goods and services. Please note, if you have not paid any VAT (for example, on a plane ticket or insurance policy), you cannot get a VAT refund.
Note: Since 1 January 2019, the lower VAT rate has been raised from 6% to 9%.
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