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Remission of municipal and water authority taxes

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Are you as an entrepreneur not able to pay your municipal or Regional Water Authority taxes? You may be eligible for a full or partial remission.

The municipality will assess whether or not a business qualifies for remission based on their income, assets and expenditure. They will then decide whether you qualify for a remission. This only applies to taxes that are not related to your business or profession. It includes the following municipal taxes:

And these water board taxes:

  • water system charge
  • water pollution charge
  • water purification charge

As your income will be determined later on, you will first be granted a postponement of payment.

Corona crisis: temporary payment extension of municipal taxes

Many municipalities will allow you a payment extension if you ar eunable to pay your municipal taxes because of the corona crisis. Find out with your local municipality what the possibilities are around tourist tax, waste collection charges and sewerage charge. Read more about payment extensions during the corona crisis.

When do you qualify?

  • You are a self-employed person;
  • You have a small payment capacity;
  • You have no capital.

How to apply?

You apply for a remission to your municipality or Regional Water Authority.

Please note: Municipalities and Regional Water Authorities are not obliged by law to remit taxes. Ask your municipality or water authority whether a remission is possible.

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO