Tax return 2018 for non-resident taxpayers
If you are a non-resident taxpayer, you are required to file a tax return in the Netherlands if:
- you have received an invitation to file a return
- you have not received an invitation to file a tax return, but you earned income in or from the Netherlands in 2018 over which you owe € 47 or more
You will also need to file a return if you have not received an invitation to file a return or a form for 2018 but expect to pay tax or receive a refund of € 15 or more. Also file a tax return in these cases. You can receive a refund for 2018 up to and including 31 December 2023.
Qualifying non-resident taxpayer status
If you meet the conditions, you may be regarded as a qualifying non-resident taxpayer. In that case, you may be entitled to the same deductible items, tax credits and tax-free allowance as residents of the Netherlands. You will then have to send a personal income statement for 2018, in addition to your tax return. If you have a partner, this partner must, in certain situations, also send a personal income statement.
Online tax return for 2018
Do you live outside the Netherlands? For your tax return for 2018, you will need a DigiD, or a user name and password. You can file your tax return from the beginning of March onwards.
Filing a tax return with a user name and password
Do you live outside the Netherlands and are you a non-resident taxpayer? If you have no DigiD, you can file a tax return for 2018 online with a user name and password. If we asked you to file an income tax return earlier, you received a user name and password. You just can use.
Apply for a user name and password
You have not received an invitation to file a return or a form for 2018? If you did not receive a user name and password either, you can apply for them yourself with the form Requesting both username and password return for non-resident taxpayers.
How does it work?
- Once you have completed and sent us the form, we will send you 2 letters: one with your username and one with your password.
- You will receive the letters at the address we have on file.
- You can file your return online once you have received your username and password.
Did you apply for a user name and password, but did not receive it? Call the Tax Information Line for Non-resident Tax Issues.
Filing a tax return with your DigiD
If you have a DigiD and you can use your DigiD, you should file a tax return online with your DigiD. Use your DigiD to log into the Mijn Belastingdienst section and select the tax return for non-resident taxpayers.
You can only file an online tax return if you have used your DigiD at least once over the past 3 years. If you have a tax partner, you should both be able to use your DigiD.
Apply for a DigiD
Do you live outside the Netherlands, but do you have Dutch nationality? If so, you can apply for a DigiD (only available in Dutch).
Using a C form to file a tax return
You lived in the Netherlands during part of the year
If you lived in the Netherlands part of the year, you must use an M Form.
You are a government official stationed abroad
If you are a government official stationed abroad for example, defence personnel and employees of Dutch embassies stationed abroad, the following will apply:
- Do you have a DigiD? If so, you can fill in the online tax return for resident taxpayers. This tax return will be available in the Mijn Belastingdienst section.
- Are you unable to file a return in digital form? In that case you can order a P-form via Tax Information Line for Non-Resident Tax Issues.