Now that the year 2018 has ended, it’s time to prepare for the Dutch personal income tax return (“aangifte inkomstenbelasting”) 2018! The Dutch tax year is similar to the calender year.
The Dutch tax office (“Belastingdienst”) has set the filing deadline of the personal income tax return 2018 on May 1st 2019. To this purpose you may receive a so called aangiftebrief 2018 from the Dutch tax office. Our tax advisors can assist with the full process to file your personal income tax return 2018.
In case you have to pay additional personal income tax on your personal income tax return 2018 be aware of the accruing interest (“belastingrente”) on the amount on tax due following the 2018 personal income tax return. In case you file your personal income tax return 2018 after May 1st 2019, the tax office will start calculating interest.
The tax authorities have three months to impose a personal income tax assessment 2018 after having taken receipt of a personal income tax return 2018. During this 3 months period they retain the right, if filed after May 1st 2019, to charge interest on the tax amount due following the 2018 personal income tax return.
Since the interest rate is fixed at 4% on annual basis, this interest rate is well above any interest percentage you may expect to receive on a Dutch bank current account / savings account.
Personal income tax may be due e.g. in case of savings held above the applicable thresholds or other taxable income which was not yet taxed, e.g. by means of wage tax and/or a preliminary tax assessment.
Filing your personal income tax return 2018 can be especially interesting in case of an expected tax refund, e.g. in the year of migration (immigration or emigration).
We can assist with the full process to file your personal income tax return. If needed we can arrange for a lengthy filing extension of your personal income tax return 2018, however be aware that the possible interest calculation will not be extended by the tax authorities.