Tax return


Dutch tax return 2017

From January 2018 Expatax can prepare your income tax return for the year 2017. Filing of the tax return can be done from 1 March 2018.




To determine the deadline for your tax return it is important to know whether you have received an invitation from the tax authorities to file a tax return.


  • If you receive an invitation from the tax office to file a tax return then this must be done before 1 May 2018. If you were non resident during (part of) the year the deadline is 1 July 2018. Once you have received all the necessary documents the tax return can be filed.

  • If you receive an invitation after 1 May 2018 the deadline will normally end on the first day of the month after a whole month has passed. The tax authorities can be requested to grant a time extension for filing the tax return. Expatax can arrange an automatic time extension of 1 year.

  • If you don't receive an invitation it is still possible to file a tax return if you have income which wasn't taxed or taxed for the wrong amount or if you have certain deductions.


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If the tax return is filed before 1 April 2018 the tax authorities should send you a provisional tax assessment showing a refund or an amount to be paid by you before 1 July 2018. Depending on the situation the tax office may also issue a provisional tax assessment for 2018.

Expatax can help you with your 2017 tax return


Of course Expatax can assist you with your tax return. Please check our procedure.


Once the tax return is completed you will receive a tax report from us which will explain in English how the tax return is created and how the tax is calculated. After your approval of the tax report we will file the tax return with the tax authorities.


More information about filing a tax return can be found in our brochure "Filing a tax return in the Netherlands".


Expatax is your tax advisor or tax preparer in the Netherlands. We will help you with filing your tax return.