Since it is not always possible to file a tax return before the general deadline of April 1 (May 1 for the 2014 tax year) it is possible to request a time extension.
If you can't make the deadline just write a short letter to the tax authorities (to the address stated on the invitation you received) stating that you need some extra time. The tax authorities will then give you a time extension until September 1. You don't have to give a specific reason. It is also possible to call the tax authorities, but since they are not allowed to speak English over the phone his may be a challenge.
If necessary you can get an extra time extension again if the date of September 1 can't be made either, but then you will have to give a reason and the request must be sent by post, a longer extension will not be granted by phone.
Registered tax advisors like Expatax B.V. have a special arrangement with the tax authorities. This arrangement allows registered tax advisors to arrange a time extension for all their clients at the same time (with one request) up to May 1 of the next year. So for the tax return of 2014 we can arrange a time extension up to May 1, 2016.
If you would like us to arrange a time extension and file the tax return for you please contact us now.
If you didn't receive an invitation from the tax authorities to file a tax return then a deadline is not applicable and you can't request a time extension. This however doesn't mean that it is not possible to file a tax return. You may still be entitled to a tax refund.
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