Coming to the Netherlands

Immigration to the Netherlands


Last modified: 16 May 2015


What happens if you enter the Netherlands?


Tax duties


For the period you live in the Netherlands you have to pay tax in the Netherlands. From that moment you are treated as Dutch resident. It is important that you register at the local municipality.


Once the year in which you have entered the Netherlands ends the tax office may send you a special tax return: the M form. If you don't receive one, an M form can be requested. This is important because most of the time the tax return will show a refund.


Due to the complexity in the year of migration we advise you to contact Expatax for preparation of your tax return. If you only have income in the Netherlands for part of the year chances are high that you can claim a refund.