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Tax settlement from the Netherlands without registration

author: Maciej Wawrzyniak28 September 2023
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People who have taken up employment in the Netherlands, but have not registered there, often wonder whether a Dutch tax return is then necessary. And if so, what does it look like? In today's article, we will try to answer all the most important questions about Dutch tax settlement for non-registered persons - welcome.

Dutch tax settlement for non-registered residents - is it compulsory?

"Dutch tax settlement vs. non-registered residence" - is one of the questions that are often typed into an internet search engine. At the outset, it is worth answering the most important point: whether or not you have a registered address in this country is irrelevant in the context of your tax return. If you have undertaken legal work in the Netherlands, you are obliged to submit a tax return. Regardless of how long the employment lasted and how much income you earned - you must submit a return to the Belastingdienst.

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Tax return from the Netherlands for non-registered persons - what does it look like?

How do you settle without being registered in the Netherlands? You need to know that it looks a bit different than for taxpayers who are registered in the tulip country.

If you have earned income in the Netherlands, but have not been registered in the country for a whole year (or at all), you have to settle your tax not only in the tulip country, but also in Poland - even if your Polish income was 0 PLN.

In such a case, you should think about the so-called zero settlement, which you will submit to the Polish Tax Office. You can do it with PIT-36 (together with an annex ZG). It is important to remember to bring your Dutch tax card Jaaropgaaf with you.

You should receive an EU/EC certificate from the Tax Office, which contains information about your income from other countries. You submit this form in turn to the Belastingdienst. As with the Polish tax office, you will also need a Jaaropgaaf to settle with the Dutch tax office.

Tax return from the Netherlands without residence and tax allowances

With the EU/EC certificate, under certain conditions you can settle as a foreign resident who may be entitled to the same tax reliefs as Dutch residents. Such a settlement is worthwhile, as the allowances increase the amount of your Dutch tax refund, so it is worth finding out more about the aforementioned condition that you must meet. When will the Belastingdienst consider that you are resident? When at least 90% of the income you earn is from the Netherlands. If you have such a certificate and meet this requirement, you can expect to receive a tax refund that is even several hundred euros higher.

What is the deadline for filing a declaration for non-residents in the Netherlands?

You were/are not registered in the Netherlands, but you are applying for a tax refund from this country? If so, you must remember not to be late in submitting your declaration to the Belastingdienst. There are clear deadlines in the Dutch tax system that you must adhere to in order not to expose yourself to financial penalties or, in extreme cases, to a court hearing, which will involve even more severe fines.

You need to know that people who are not registered in the Netherlands have different deadlines for submitting their statements than those who have this registration. By when do you have to provide the documents? If you are not registered in the Netherlands, you must submit your return by 1 July at the latest.

Are you facing paperwork with the tax office? Do you need to file an annual return, or are you applying for various types of benefits? Then use our calculator Dutch tax refund calculator – simply input the necessary information into our tool, and it will automatically incorporate them. This applies equally to all matters relating to the Belastingdienst. With our app, you can quickly calculate the expected amount of grant or tax refund you are eligible for.