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How can I pay a tax assessment from the tax authorities? I am outside the Netherlands.

Payments to the tax authorities can be made to the payment administration of the tax office in Apeldoorn ("Belastingdienst Apeldoorn").
Bankaccount: 2445588 (less than 10 digits since it used to be a Dutch giro account, you can also put 3 zero's in front if necessary)

IBAN-number: NL86INGB0002445588

BIC/Swift-code: INGBNL2A
When you make a payment do not forget to mention the correct amount (so including all possible costs) and the payment number ("betalingskenmerk"). The payment number is mentioned on the check ("accept giro") which is attached to the tax assessment. If you don't have it you can calculate the number from the tax assessment number on The calculator is unfortunately only available in Dutch. Choose "Uw betalingskenmerk", type your BSN/sofinumber, followed by the capital character and then the remaining numbers.
If it doesn't work out at least mention the tax assessment number ("aanslagnummer") which you will find on the tax assessment. This is the number which starts with your tax number followed by a capital character and some numbers. Provide as much info as possible. If the tax authorities can not match your payment they will put it aside for later investigation and continue with the collection procedure.
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