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Income Tax Advice

Would you like professional income tax advice from an experienced tax lawyer?

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Sometimes a legal provision may be unclear. This is especially important when your interests align against the interests of the Tax Authorities. In these situations it is possible to make an agreement with the Dutch Tax Authorities regarding the interpretation of the legal situation. This may prevent future discussion with and procedures against the Dutch Tax Authorities. Nijlandtax is able to professionally assist you with obtaining an income tax ruling with the Dutch Tax Authorities.

Appeals with the Dutch Tax Authorities

Sometimes you may not agree with a point of view regarding an income tax situation with the Dutch Tax Authorities. Generally, first their is a discussion. However, the Dutch Tax Authorities may levy an additional income tax assessment. It is possible to appeal this decision and request the Dutch Tax Authorities to reconsider.The outcome may be that they ultimately agree with you. If they do not it is always possible to start a procedure before the courts. Nijlandtax can professionally assist you with your discussion and appeal with the Dutch Tax Authorities.

Procedures for the Courts

Regarding an appeal with the Dutch Tax Authorities they may deny the appeal. Then, you have the opportunity to go to court, the higher court and ultimately the supreme court. Nijjlandtax can judge your chances for winning in a specific income tax situation. In the event that you want to start a legal procedure against the Dutch Tax Authorities, Nijlandtax is able to professionally assist you.


Preparing and submitting income

tax returns

Some aspects of the income tax return may

be very difficult. Also in specific situations

you may need assistance with your income

tax return. Nijlandtax professionally prepares

and submits your income tax return.

Advice on income tax situations

A lot of aspects of the income tax are very

difficult and you may need assistance. For

private individuals and for business there is

a lot of opportunity in the income tax. It is

likely a very good idea to get professional

advice. Nijlandtax is able to professionally

advise your regarding income tax situations.

International and Dutch tax treaties

International situations regarding income tax

and how Dutch tax treaties are applicable may

be especially difficult. The Netherlands has

concluded tax treaties with most countries and

these treaties determine which country may

levy taxes and to what amount in specific

situations. Nijlandtax is able to professionally

advise regarding international situations and

income tax. 

30% Ruling

International workers with specific knowledge

and skills may apply for the 30% ruling, meaning

that 30% of their income is not taxed in The 

Netherlands. Nijlandtax can professionally

assist with applying for the 30% ruling and 

advise individuals on how this ruling works out

in their situation.








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Introduction Income Tax

Income tax is a key component of the Dutch tax system, serving as a major source of revenue for the government. It is a progressive tax that is levied on the income earned by individuals and businesses in the Netherlands. The Dutch income tax system is designed to ensure that individuals and businesses contribute their fair share towards public services and social welfare programs.


The Dutch income tax system is based on the principle of equity, where individuals and businesses with higher incomes are taxed at higher rates, while those with lower incomes pay lower rates. This progressive taxation system aims to distribute the tax burden in a way that is considered fair and just.


In the Netherlands, income tax is divided into three categories: Box 1, Box 2, and Box 3. Each box represents a different type of income and is subject to specific tax rules and rates. Let’s take a closer look at each box:


Box 1: Income from Work and Home

Box 1 encompasses income from employment, self-employment, and home ownership. This includes salaries, wages, bonuses, freelance income, rental income, and benefits received from the government. Income from Box 1 is subject to progressive tax rates, meaning that the tax rate increases as the income level rises. Deductions and tax credits can be applied to reduce the taxable income, such as mortgage interest deductions and healthcare expenses.


Box 2: Income from Significant Interest in a Company

Box 2 pertains to income derived from a significant interest in a company, such as dividends received from shares in a company where the individual owns at least 5% of the shares. 


Box 3: Income from Savings and Investments

Box 3 covers income from savings, investments, and assets, such as bank accounts, stocks, bonds, and real estate (except for the primary residence). Instead of taxing the actual income earned from these assets, the Dutch tax system applies a deemed return on the net value of the assets. However, a fixed tax-free threshold is applied, meaning that individuals are only taxed on the value of their assets exceeding this threshold.


Apart from the three boxes, there are various other tax provisions and allowances that individuals can benefit from, such as the general tax credit, labor tax credit, and child-related deductions. These provisions and allowances aim to provide tax relief to individuals with lower incomes or specific family situations.


It is important to note that the Dutch income tax system is subject to annual updates and changes by the government. Tax rates, thresholds, and allowances may be adjusted to reflect economic conditions, government policies, and societal needs. Staying informed about these changes is crucial to ensure accurate tax calculations and compliance with the law.


In conclusion, the Dutch income tax system is a progressive system that aims to fairly distribute the tax burden among individuals and businesses in the Netherlands. It consists of three boxes that cover different types of income, each with its own tax rules and rates. Understanding the Dutch income tax system and taking advantage of applicable deductions and allowances can help individuals and businesses manage their tax liabilities effectively.


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