Filing a VAT return
If you must file a VAT return, you will be sent VAT return forms for the periods up to and including 2013. For the periods from 2014 onwards, we will generate an empty VAT return for you in the secure section of our website. This will usually be once a quarter. You have to file a tax return. Return the paper or digital tax return within 2 months after the end of the period. This also applies even if you have not conducted any business in the Netherlands during that period and also if you are due refund of VAT.
Are you unable or unwilling to submit the return yourself? Then you can choose to authorise someone else to do this on your behalf. You can also allow a tax representative to represent your interests on your behalf.
Have you paid VAT in connection with an intra-Community acquisition of goods in the Netherlands? Then you are required to report this in your Dutch VAT return under section 4b. You can deduct this VAT as input tax on the same tax return under section 5b.
Explanatory notes relating to the tax return
The explanatory notes are available in Dutch, English and German.