Tax credits

A tax credit is a reduction on the income tax and national insurance contributions that you owe. If you meet certain conditions (only available in Dutch), you are entitled to a tax credit.

The amount of the tax credits consists of 2 separate portions. A portion of the credit amount is a reduction on national insurance contributions. Another portion is a reduction on income tax. Depending on your circumstances, you will receive the total amount of the tax credit, a portion of that amount or no tax credit at all.

Reduction on national insurance contributions

Are you compulsorily covered by national insurance schemes? If so, you will at least receive the amount of the tax credit for national insurance contributions. However, you must meet the conditions (only available in Dutch) of the tax credit.

Please note!

If you are voluntarily covered by national insurance schemes via the Social Insurance Bank (Sociale Verzekeringsbank, SVB). If so, you will not be eligible for the reduction portion for the national insurance contributions. In that case, the tax credit part will be included in the SVB's contribution calculation.

The national insurance component of the tax credit differs every year:

Reduction on income tax

Are you a qualifying non-resident taxpayer? In that case, you will, apart from the amount of the tax credit for the national insurance contributions, also be entitled to the amount of the income tax credits.

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