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Tap water tax

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

In the Netherlands, you pay tap water taxExternal link (belasting op leidingwater). This tax is an environmental tax. The authorities set the tax rate per cubic meter tap waterExternal link annually.

Tap water tax is collected by the supplier of tap water, who then pays it to the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration (Belastingdienst). This is listed seperately on the water bill. Tap water tax is only levied on the first 300 m³ tap water per year per connection.

Do you supply tap water?

If you supply tap water through a connection, there are some specific rules:

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO