Prinsjesdag (Budget Day) 2021

Prinsjesdag (Budget Day) 2021

What are the government plans for 2022?

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21 September 2021 was Prinsjesdag (Budget Day). The Dutch government launched its plans for the coming year on this day. Whether you are a self-employed professional, an SME owner or other type of entrepreneur, there may be consequences for your business. On this page, we give an overview of all the plans that may affect you as an entrepreneur.

What changes for businesses and entrepreneurs in 2022?

Attention: These measures are still subject to approval

The plans announced on Prinsjesdag still have to pass through the House of Representatives and the Senate (Tweede en Eerste Kamer), and only become official when declared a General Administrative Policy (Algemene Maatregel van Bestuur, AMvB) or ministerial decree and after publication in the Staatsblad or the Staatscourant.

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About Prinsjesdag

The third Tuesday in September is traditionally known as Prinsjesdag in the Netherlands. On Prinsjesdag, or Budget Day as it is called abroad, King Willem-Alexander gives the Speech from the Throne. The Speech from the Throne sums up the state of the nation, and outlines the government plans for the coming year. After the Speech, the Minister of Finance presents the chair of the House of Representatives with the National Budget and the Budget Memorandum. These documents describe how government is going to execute its plans, and how much budget is allotted to each plan.


The National Budget, the Budget Memorandum, the Tax Plan and other official Prinsjesdag documents can be found on Rijksoverheid.nl (in Dutch). Also see the Budget Memorandum for 2022 and a general overview of the 2022 tax plan.

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