Why file a tax return?
If you have been requested by the Dutch tax authorities or if you are entitled for a tax refund, e.g. when:
- You paid mortgage interest, your unemployed spouse was entitled to general levy interest or had other tax deductible items (see here for a list)
- You did not work whole year, you accepted another or an extra job
- Your family came to the Netherlands as well
- You were entitled to the benefits of the 30% ruling
Provisional tax refund
You can request aforementioned tax refund for a past year also during the year itself. When filing the tax return after year-end, the provisional refund will be settled with any final tax refund. In our online tax module you can also find forms to request such provisional refund.