Savings outside the Netherlands

Do you have property outside the Netherlands? Or do you live outside the Netherlands and have property outside the Netherlands? Then this has consequences for the income tax you are required to pay.

You have savings outside the Netherlands

The European Savings Directive came into effect on 1 July 2005. The aim of this Directive is to enable effective taxation of interest on savings deposits in the EU Member States.


Giving interest information

Financial institutions in the EU, the EU dependent or associated areas and a number of third countries are obliged as per 1 July 2005 to execute the European Savings Tax Directive.


Withholding tax

The financial institutions in a number of countries do not exchange information yet during a transition period, but withhold tax on interests paid instead.


No withholding tax

You can avoid a financial institution outside the Netherlands withholding tax. There are three options.


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