The Dutch tax system
If you earn money while living in the Netherlands, you are required to pay taxes ("belastingen"). The tax system in the Netherlands can be difficult when you are not familiar with it. There are different types of tax that you are likely to encounter when in the Netherlands. Read more about the Dutch tax system.
File your taxes
Even though wage tax has already been withheld from you salary, you often still need to complete the annual income tax return ("jaarlijkse belastingsaangifte") for the tax authority ("belastingdienst"). You can find all the information you need on the IWCN website. If you have any questions about the Dutch tax system or need help with filing your income tax return, you can also contact them.
30% tax ruling
The 30% tax ruling is an income tax advantage for employees who are recruited from abroad and who bring specific skills to the Netherlands. It means that 30% of your salary is tax free. Get more information about the requirements you must meet to benefit from this ruling.
If your rent is excluding taxes, you may have to pay municipal taxes yourself. In some cases, you might be elegible for a discount. Read more about the municipal taxes in Groningen.
If you own a dog, you might need to pay dog taxes. If you live in the province of Groningen you need to register your dog (no longer valid as of 2022). If you don't register your dog and don't pay dog taxes, you can get a fine.