Tax office expands website capacity in preparation for tax return season
From today Dutch can start filing their online tax returns. In preparation, the Tax Authorities expanded its capacity so that 70 thousand people can file a return at the same time. Last year only 40 thousand people could file at the same time, soon leading to problems, ANP reports.
"We also took steps this year to make the filing process better than last year", Eline Spros-Vierkant, director of the tax department responsible for the tax returns campaign, said to the news wire. New this year is a tax return checklist, which helps filers avoid common mistakes.
This year about 7.4 million individuals and 1.2 million entrepreneurs received invitations to file their income tax returns. Others have to do it by themselves. Dutch can file tax returns from today, March 1st, until April 30th. If you file your tax return before April 1st, you will hear the results before July 1st.
It is possible to apply for a postponement to September 1st, but this has to be done in time or you could face a hefty fine.
The Tax Authorities have help stations set up at 32 locations across the country for those having trouble filing their income tax return. A new online platform was also launched for anyone who needs help. The platform includes information about income tax, current legislation, changes, news and problems.