?When can I get my tax back?
You can apply for a tax refund after the end of the relevant tax year. You can apply for the previous 5 tax years.
?When is the tax year?
The tax year in Holland runs from January 1st until December 31st.
?How much money will I get back?
On average our customers get an average tax refund of €910, but ultimately the amount you get back will depend on your individual circumstances such as your living arrangements, marital status and whether or not you’re entitled to any tax deductions.
?How does Taxback.com work?
- You register with us by using our FREE online tax refund calculator or downloading and completing your own tax pack.
- You send us your completed tax pack and we add in any additional documents required before sending them to the tax office.
- We call up the tax office regularly to see how your tax application is progressing.
?How long will it take to get my tax refund?
On average it will take 3-4 months to get your tax refund from Holland. But ultimately it depends on how busy the Tax Office is.
?How do I know what’s happening with my tax refund?
The best way to see what’s happening with your tax refund is to check your online Tax Tracker account or email you account manager directly.
?My refund seems to be taking a long time – where’s my tax refund?
Sometimes due to delays in post office or tax office your refund can take longer to get to you. If your refund is delayed for whatever reason, we will ring up the relevant office to get them to speed up your refund.
?What’s the difference between filing my tax return and getting my tax refund?
Your tax return is a document detailing how much you’ve earned during the year and how much tax you’ve paid in addition to your tax obligations and any tax deductions you’re entitled to.
Your tax refund is the amount of money you get back for the overpayment of a particular tax.
We file your tax return in order to get your tax refund.
?How much will it cost?
For Dutch tax returns we charge 16.5% + handling fee of the refund received subject to a minimum fee of €50 + handling fee.
?Why the minimum fee?
Our fee covers all the things that make filing your Dutch tax return with us so easy such as:
?What documents will I need to file my tax return?
You will need:
- Your Jaaropgaaf or Statement of Earnings
- Your completed tax pack
- A copy of your ID/Passport
- As of 2015 if you live in an EU country, Liechtenstein, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius or Saba, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and you pay tax in the Netherlands on at least 90% of your worldwide income, you will also need to submit personal income statement from the tax authorities in your country of residence
?What is a Jaaropgaaf?
The Jaaropgaaf is the official government form you get from your employer at the end of the tax year which outlines your earnings and the amount of taxes you paid that year. You should receive it by the end of February in the year following the tax year you worked in. If you don't have one it's no problem – we can contact your employer to organise a statement of earnings.
?What if I’ve lost my documents or I never got them in the first place?
Don’t worry – if you don’t have your documents just emailing your account manager to let them know and for a small additional fee we can find them or organise replacements for you.
?Can I claim my Holland refund myself?
You could, but often the process is much more complicated than people realise. preparing and filing your tax refund yourself will involved gathering all the documentation yourself, making sure it complies to tax codes and sending them in to the tax office, who won’t update you on your case until they tell you whether or not you’re due a refund. By using Taxback.com you are avoiding all this extra stress and work and making sure that you get not only the maximum tax refund, but that your tax return is fully compliant with Dutch tax law.
?Can you guarantee I’ll get the refund amount you estimated for me?
Unfortunately we can’t – but the refund estimation we give you is based upon the average refund we’ve gotten for thousands of customers over the past 17 years, so it’s a pretty good estimation of what you’ll get.
As of 2015, you will only be entitled to deductible items, tax credits and the tax-free allowance only if you meet all 3 of the following criteria:
- You live in an EU country, Liechtenstein, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius or Saba, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland.
- You pay tax in the Netherlands on at least 90% of your worldwide income.
- You should be able to submit personal income statement from the tax authorities in your country of residence.
If your answer is no to any of the above, you will most probably be not due a refund as of 2015, however, we can still assist you in all other tax countries.