Switch quickly for your VAT return

The Tax and Customs Administration attaches great importance to entrepreneurs being able to manage their tax affairs in an even more secure and user-friendly manner in the near future. Therefore, for VAT affairs in 2022 and beyond, we are saying goodbye to the old portal for entrepreneurs. Hence, we ask you to choose a different method for your 2022 VAT returns. From now on, you can manage your VAT affairs in our new portal Mijn Belastingdienst Zakelijk, or by using accounting software or the services of a tax service provider.

The switch concerns:

  • VAT returns for 2022 and beyond
  • Supplements to your VAT returns for 2022 and beyond
  • Intra-Community transactions declaration (ICP) for 2022 and beyond

1. What you should do

Switch in time to a different way of filing your VAT return. Choose one of the following 3 options:

2. How to log in to Mijn Belastingdienst Zakelijk

Depending on your situation, prepare as follows:

You received a letter about switching

A large number of entrepreneurs received a letter from the Tax and Customs Administration about the switch some time ago. Take this letter to hand and follow the steps.

Log in using DigiD or eHerkenning

On the page How to file a digital VAT return you can check whether you need to log in using eHerkenning or DigiD. Click on the situation that applies to you and find out how to log in. There are various situations. You will find information for sole proprietors or self-employed workers without employees (ZZP), legal entities (such as public limited companies (NV), private companies (BV), foundations), tax entities as well as information for solar panel owners, churches and several other types of organisations.

3. When to switch at the latest

Whichever method you choose to manage your VAT affairs, you will be filing your first VAT return in a new way no later than at the following moments:

  • 1st monthly VAT return: June 2022 (for May 2022)
  • 1st quarterly VAT return: July 2022 (for 2nd quarter 2022)
  • 1st annual VAT return: March 2023 (for 2022)

Many entrepreneurs have already switched, e.g., for wage tax return, corporation tax and landlord levy.

We advise all entrepreneurs who are still submitting their VAT returns via the old portal to opt for a new way to manage their VAT affairs from now on.

4. Take the right action as soon as possible

The old entrepreneurs' portal is no longer available for VAT returns for 2022 and beyond. Have you not yet switched to another method? In that case you should take action as soon as possible, because some steps take more time than you might think. Depending on your situation, apply for eHerkenning (only available in Dutch) or DigiD. If you are unable to register with the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce (KVK) and therefore cannot apply for eHerkenning or DigiD, please see point 5 below.

When? What?
January 2022 The old portal is no longer available for VAT returns for 2022 and beyond.
For exceptions, please see point 5 below.
February 2022 and beyond You will be filing your VAT return for 2022 via Mijn Belastingdienst Zakelijk, through a tax service provider or using accounting software no later than at the following moments:
  • 1st monthly VAT return: June 2022 (for May 2022)
  • 1st quarterly VAT return: July 2022 (for 2nd quarter 2022)
  • 1st annual VAT return: March 2023 (for 2022)
  • 5. Entrepreneurs who cannot switch

    Entrepreneurs who are unable to register in the Dutch Commercial Register (Handelsregister) of the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce (KVK) can continue to use the old entrepreneurs’ portal for their VAT returns. This portal will remain up and running and available until all entrepreneurs can switch to Mijn Belastingdienst Zakelijk. These entrepreneurs can also choose to file their VAT returns using accounting software or through a tax service provider.