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Taxes – Netherlands

Updated : 17/07/2014

Income taxes abroad

What's your situation?

I'm self-employed

Which income will be taxed in the Netherlands?

  • Resident in the Netherlands? (main personal and economic ties there) You must pay tax on your worldwide income there.

  • Not resident in the Netherlands? You only pay tax on income earned there.

  • Income from other EU countries? Check you never pay tax twice on the same income.

How much tax will you pay?

What's left of your gross income in the Netherlands after deduction of taxes and social security contributions?

Income tax rates for 2013


Annual income



up to €19,645



€19,645 - €33,363



€33,363 - €56,531



over €56,531


Tax on all resident taxpayers is reduced by a general rebate.

You may also be entitled to deductions for some types of expenditure.

When and how do you pay?

You must file a tax return online by April 1 every year.

How to appeal/complain

If you disagree with your tax assessment, you can appeal to the tax office Nederlands. For details of exactly where and how, see your tax assessment letter.


Dutch Finance Ministry

Specific tax information for business owners – Netherlands

Dutch Inland Revenue – info for non resident taxpayers

EU tax law – by country

Check also what your EU rights are.

Contact points

Local tax offices Nederlands

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