How do I request a time extension for filing my Dutch tax return?
Article ID: 371 | Last Updated: Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 3:54 PM
Request a time extension for filing your tax return
If you have received an invitation to file a tax return but won't be able to do that before 1 April (or 1 July in case of an M form) you can request a time extension. This must be done before 1 April. The standard time extension you will get is 5 months which means that if the extension is granted the deadline is extended till 1 September. If the deadline is set by the tax authorities at a later date than 1 April (for example because the invitation was sent to you late) and you need a time extension always file the request for the extension before the applicable deadline.
The request must be sent in writing and must contain the following information:
- your name
- your BSN
- your telephone number
- the date till which you need a time extension
- the name of the person who signs the request
- the date the request is signed
You must send the request to: