Belastingdienst

Tax and Customs Administration

The more than 30,000 staff members of the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration are responsible for a wide range of activities, but are best known for levying and collecting taxes and national insurance contributions. Each year, the Tax and Customs Administration processes the tax returns of 6 million private individuals and 1.1 million entrepreneurs.

The Tax and Customs Administration not only collects, but also pays out. For example, the Tax and Customs Administration pays out provisional refunds and benefits that are available to households towards the costs of childcare, rent or health care.

Other important work processes include fraud detection and the supervision of the import, export and transit of goods.

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