I live outside the Netherlands and have filed my return – when will I receive a tax decision?

We understand you would like to know when you will receive our tax decision upon filing your return. Unfortunately there’s no way to indicate when exactly that will be.

Officially the processing time for your return may take as much as 3 years. However, usually it won’t take that long at all.

Haven’t you heard anything yet, even though you expect to get a tax refund? You may receive interest on top of your refund as well.

You are entitled to receiving repayment interest from 1 July after the tax year you have filed your return for. Have you filed your return for 2019? You will receive repayment interest over your refund as of 1 Juli 2020. Read more about it under Belastingrente (only available in Dutch).

Please send us your personal income statement if you haven’t done so yet.

We can’t process your tax return without having received your personal income statement. Read more about this personal income statement on page How to obtain an income statement?