How to File Your Tax Return in the Netherlands

How to Do your tax return in the netherlands

Do you already know about the tax return in The Netherlands or Belastingdienst? This system will help you get a considerable amount of taxes on your Dutch bank account and it takes only 10 minutes!

Tax forms may seem not fun at all and mostly when they are in Dutch! So, paying an accountant to do this process for you may sound very tempting (it will cost you around 30 euros). However, once you know what to do and where to go, it is very easy to do it online. And, guess what? We are here to guide you through the process!

As internationals, sometimes we spend too much time figuring these things out. But don´t worry about it! In this article, we offer you a guide to doing the tax return or ´belastingdienst´ in The Netherlands.

1. Create and account in ´Mijn Belastingdienst´.

First of all, you will need to create an account in ´Mijn Belastingdienst´. For that purpose, you will only need a DigiD username and password, which you can order by filling at this link:

Tax-return-TheNetherlands-DigiD      Tax-return-The-Netherlands-login

 There is also a mobile app, which will make this process even easier. Download it on the links below:

Download ´Mijn Belastingdienst´for Adroid      

Download ´Mijn Belastingdienst´for Adroid

2. Fill in your personal details in ´Mijn Belastingdienst´.

The second step is to fill in your personal details. For this step, it is important to be accurate with the numbers. However, you can find all the info you need on your paychecks.

Both app and website are very intuitive. Therefore, you will know what you need to write in each step. But don´t forget that writing the right information is key. Otherwise,  the process will take longer and we do not want that! So, it may be a good idea to keep your payslips nearby.

After filling in your details, your taxes will be directly calculated, as well as an estimated payment date. In addition, this information will be also sent to you by email.


3. Sit and wait!

Congratulations, all the steps are completed! So, it is time to be patient and wait for your taxes to get back to your Dutch bank account. Probably you will get them after a couple of months,  don´t stress too much!

Easy right? The next step is to get it done. Good luck!

Do you have any questions? Don´t hesitate to write them in the comments! In GP-Connect we are always happy to help our job seekers.

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