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taxes

Various taxes apply to everyone in the Netherlands. One is liable for state taxes on income, wealth and assets as well as local government taxes for the provision of local services. Learn more about how to file your taxes, the 30% ruling and much more.

Driving licence & cars

In order to drive a car in the Netherlands you’ll need to be over 18 years of age, carry a valid driving licence and have third party insurance....

Opening a bank account

To receive your salary and pay expenses you need to open a bank account. You can go to a bank in person, but the majority of banks in the Netherlands ...

Buying property in Amsterdam

If you’re planning on staying in the Amsterdam region for three years or more, then one option may be to buy a property. Despite strong competit...

Dutch mortgages

Many different types of mortgage are available in the Netherlands and the most suitable variant depends largely on your personal circumstances and lif...

Tax allowances

Included in the tax allowances the Netherlands provides its citizens is the housing allowance: a financial contribution towards the cost of a rented d...

Insurance

In the Netherlands, there are many types of insurances to cover all manners of mishaps. Though these insurances are not compulsory, some – like ...

DigiD

Many official organisations and businesses in the Netherlands require you to use a digital signature called ‘DigiD’ in order to access the...

How to file your taxes

Seeing that blue envelope from the Belastingdienst (tax office) drop through your mailbox may feel somewhat daunting, but filing your taxes in the Net...