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Remission of municipal and water authority taxes

This information is provided by: Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Small independent businesses in the Netherlands that are not able to pay their municipal or Regional Water Authority taxes, 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.

It only concerns taxes that are not related to the company or the profession it practises:

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

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.

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 municipalityExternal link or Regional Water AuthorityExternal link. They are however not obliged to grant you the remission.

This information is provided by:

Netherlands Enterprise Agency

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Any further questions?

Netherlands Enterprise Agency +31 (0)88 602 44 44