What is ‘Aangifte Inkomsten-belasting’ & how can I file it?

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If you are living and/or working in the Netherlands, you’ll probably receive an invitation to do your ‘Aangifte Inkomstenbelasting’ for 2023. It’s a tax return form where you state how much money you earned and paid in taxes last year. Sometimes you have to pay a bit extra, but often you get some money back!

It’s mandatory

Aangifte inkomstenbelasting is mandatory for Dutch taxpayers who receive a tax return letter or tax return form C. Non-resident taxpayers may also get a tax return letter. Even if you didn’t get a letter, you may still have to report income. For 2023, fill out a tax return form if you need to pay €52 or more in additional tax, or if you are owed €17 or more.

There’s a deadline

If you got a tax return letter, be sure to fill it out before July 14th of this year! If you’re late, you might get a fine. The same deadline applies if you didn’t get a letter but still have to report your income. Belastingdienst (the Dutch tax office) has up to 3 years to process your tax return, but the sooner you do it, the sooner you’ll hear back. If you file your tax return before April 1st, you usually get a response before July 1st. 

You can do it online

You can fill out your tax return statement online using Mijn Belastingdienst. Unfortunately, this portal is only available in Dutch. We recommend using a translator like DeepL or Google Translate to help you. 

Start by gathering all the necessary information, such as your DigiD, account number, and annual statement. Then log in to Mijn Belastingdienst and click on ‘Inkomstenbelasting’ (Income tax), then ‘Belastingjaar 2023’ (Tax year 2023). You’ll see that a lot of info is filled out automatically by the Dutch tax office. Check all the details against your own documents and make corrections where needed. If you are unsure, use the information from your own documents. Once everything is filled out, sign the form digitally sign and click ‘Verzenden’ (Submit). If everything was successful, you’ll see a page with ‘Ontvangstbevestiging’ (Confirmation of Receipt).

But what if I have questions?

If you still have questions about your tax return, visit the Belastingdienst website. There you’ll find answers to many common questions.

Good luck with your tax report, and we hope you get some money back!