Submitting or changing a foreign bank account number

You may want to submit a foreign bank account number to us or change the foreign bank account number registered with us. The reason for this could be:

  • We have sent you a letter regarding a tax refund for the transfer of which we need to know your current bank account number.
  • You have a new bank account number you would like to submit to us, for instance for a future income tax refund.

How you do this, depends on whether the bank account is a private account or a business account.

  • Private bank account number
    Is it an account number for receiving benefits or refunds from income tax and paid Health Care Act contributions and is the new number an IBAN (account number)? Then you can pass it on or change it online, just like you would if it were a domestic bank account.

    In all other cases please inform us in writing about the new details. Please state the following in your letter:

    • your name
    • your address, postal code, place of residence and country
    • your Citizen Service Number (BSN)
    • the benefit or tax the bank account number is connected with
    • your new bank account number
    • your bank’s BIC code
      If your bank does not have a BIC code, please fill in the complete foreign bank account number, including any bank codes.
    • the name connected to the bank account number
      This is the name mentioned on the account.
    • your bank’s country of residence
    • your signature

    Is it an account number for receiving benefits or refunds income tax and the paid Healthcare Act contributions? Please enclose copies of:

    • valid proof of identity (passport, identity card, Dutch Foreign National Identity Document)
    • a bank statement that shows both your name and account number (hard copy or digital), or your bank’s recent confirmation of your bank account’s application (less than 2 months old).

    Please send your letter to:

    Belastingdienst/Centrale administratieve processen
    Unit Registreren
    Postbus 9055
    7300 GT Apeldoorn
    The Netherlands

    Please note!
    Processing your new bank details may take some time. However, if you would like us to immediately stop using your account number currently registered with us, please explicitly mention this in your letter. To allow us to quickly respond to your request, please inform us via the Tax Information Line for Non-resident Tax Issues simultaneously. 

  • Business bank account number
    Are you an entrepreneur and do you have an account number in a SEPA country? If so, you can change or pass on the account number online.

    Is the account number not from a SEPA country? Please send us a letter with the following details:

    • the bank account holder’s name
    • the bank account holder’s address
    • your Legal Entities and Partnerships Information Number (RSIN)
    • if available, your company’s sub-number
      This only applies to your changing your bank account details for VAT or payroll tax purposes. The sub-number consists of the last 2 digits of the VAT number or payroll tax number.
    • the type of tax the bank account number is connected with
    • your new bank account number
    • your bank’s BIC code
      If your bank does not have a BIC code, please fill in the complete foreign bank account number, including any bank codes.
    • the name connected to the bank account number
      This is the name mentioned on the account.
    • your signature

    If you would like us to stop using your account number currently registered with us immediately, please explicitly mention this in your letter. To allow us to quickly respond to your request, please inform the Tax Information Line for Non-resident Tax Issues simultaneously.

    Please send your letter to:

    Belastingdienst/Centrale administratieve processen
    Unit Registreren
    Postbus 9055
    7300 GT Apeldoorn

    The Netherlands

    Processing your new bank details may take some time

    You will receive a letter within 3 weeks. This letter states that we have processed your account number.