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I would like to file an M form but forgot to deregister when I left the Netherlands

I am from Canada and worked in Amsterdam from April-July 2014. I did not realize that I had to deregister, so I did not receive an invitation to file a tax return. I have sent a letter of request to deregister to the Tax Office and I requested an M form from the Tax and Customs Administration at the end of June, but have not heard back or received the M form. I was wondering if you know how to acquire an M form or if you have an email address for someone at the Tax and Customs Administration who can help me out. I have tried calling the tax office non-resident line, but the automated voice only speaks Dutch which I do not understand. Thank you for your help.

Answer:

Deregistration must be arranged with the municipality where you lived. The tax authorities can’t arrange this. They are linked to the municipality registers. So I advise you to contact the municipality first to change your address. This way the tax authorities are also informed and can send the M form to you.

If you send a letter to the municipality include:

  • A copy of your passport
  • Mention your old address in the Netherlands and your current foreign address
  • The date of emigration
  • Your signature


If you wish we can prepare an M form with our tax software but that will of course lead to a fee from Expatax, see www.expatax.nl/taxreturn and www.expatax.nl/fees.

The tax authorities don’t have a public email address and indeed don’t speak English on the phone, not even on the international helpline (which is extremely strange undecided).

 

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