Filing an online inheritance tax return in 4 steps

Filing an inheritance tax return is something that takes some time to prepare, but we try to make it as simple as possible.

With these instructions, you can file an online inheritance tax return for 2020 or beyond in 4 steps.

  1. Prior planning

    Good prior planning saves you a lot of work. If you have everything at hand, your inheritance tax return can be done in no time.

    What information do you need when completing your tax return?

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    Everything ready? Proceed to step 2

  2. Logging in and selecting a form

    To file an online tax return on Mijn Belastingdienst, you must first log in.
    Go to Mijn Belastingdienst

    On the 'Log in to Mijn Belastingdienst' ('Inloggen op Mijn Belastingdienst') page, select 'Log in' ('Inloggen') and then the tab entitled 'Logging in for myself' ('Inloggen voor mijzelf')'

    Then select 'Logging in using DigiD' ('Inloggen met DigiD').

    You will first see the intermediate page 'How do you want to log in?' ('Hoe wilt u inloggen?') with 3 options:

    • Log in with the DigiD app
    • Log in with username and password and text message verification
    • Log in with identity card

    After you have logged in, you will see your personal page on 'Mijn Belastingdienst'.

    Select 'Inheritance Tax'

    Select the tax year and click on 'File inheritance tax return' ('Aangifte erfbelasting doen')

    Proceed to step 3

  3. Completing the tax return

    You can now complete the tax return.

    Completed a page?

    Click on 'Approve'. Your information will be saved and a new page will open.

    Do you want to take a break?

    Click 'Save' and 'Close'. When asked if you want to close, click 'OK'. Everything will be saved, and you can continue whenever you want.

    If you do nothing for 15 minutes, Mijn Belastingdienst will automatically log out. Do not worry: all information is saved first.

    Completed everything? Proceed to step 4

  4. Submitting the tax return

    Once the tax return has been completed in full, you are taken to 'Overview' ('Overzicht').

    Click on 'Save and go to submit' ('Opslaan en naar verzenden')

    This will take you to the 'Send' ('Verzenden') page.

    Confirm by ticking the checkbox

    Tick the checkbox to confirm that you have completed your inheritance tax return completely and truthfully.

    Ticked the checkbox? Click on 'Send'

    The process is now complete. You will see the 'Confirmation of receipt' ('Ontvangstbevestiging') page, which means we have received your tax return.

    Thank you

    We will get in touch with you as soon as possible.


After you have submitted your tax return, you can view the inheritance tax return on Mijn Belastingdienst. All you have to do is log in to Mijn Belastingdienst.

Unable to log in?

Apply for DigiD. Read more at How do I apply for DigiD from abroad?

Or read more about logging in with an EU-approved login key from your country of residence.

Unable to do it online?

You can use a tax return form in PDF format (only in Dutch available).