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Remission of municipal and water authority taxes

This information is provided by:Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONetherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONederlandse versie

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 your 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

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 regional water board whether a remission is possible.

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