Belastingdienst

Filing a tax return

When to file a tax return

Your most important obligation in the area of taxation is to file a tax return: in a correct, complete and timely manner. You must file a tax return if we asked you to do so.

How to file a tax return

If you want to file a tax return of your own accord, you download a tax return program. As an entrepreneur living or established in the Netherlands, you are obliged to file a digital tax return for some taxes.

In which country must you file a tax return?

Do you live in the Netherlands, or abroad? Do you have non-resident taxpayer status? And what are the consequences of opting for resident taxpayer status? Has the Netherlands concluded a tax treaty with the country you live in? Are you covered by national insurance in the Netherlands, for example because you work in the Netherlands?