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Can I request a time extension for filing the VAT return?

Unlike the income tax and corporate income tax it is not possible to request a time extension for filing a VAT return. You are (in principle) always obliged to file the VAT return before the deadline. If not, you will receive a fine.
Only in case of a very serious calamity which makes it impossible to file the VAT return you can contact your tax office to make an arrangement or if you are entitled to a bigger refund for a previous period.
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Comments (2)
Comment by Larry on Fri, Feb 17th, 2012 at 11:56 AM
Dear sirs, if I delayed to declare output vat (the invoice year was around 2009), how can I calculate the properly fine from tax office? Thanks for your advice.
Comment by arjan enneman on Wed, Feb 22nd, 2012 at 9:50 PM
Since you filed and paid too late you can receive two fines. You can find more information in the following article:
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