Once you have found yourself the perfect home in the Netherlands and you are finally registered on your new address, you will be receiving municipal taxes, also known in Dutch as “Gemeentebelastingen”. These payments are meant for maintaining and improving the city. Each year the municipality will send you an invoice for the entire year and must be paid in advance. The type of tax could be for:
- Waste disposal, levy or commercial waste collection charges
- Property tax
- Movable spaces tax
- Sewerage charges
Please note, that it depends on your current private situation where you will be charged for. Therefore, we recommend you to always check in your rental agreement, or with your landlord, who is responsible for which tax before you make the payment.