Property tax for Dutch homeowners is increasing by an average of 2.2 percent in the coming year, according to own home association VEH after surveying 111 municipalities. The outlier is the municipality of Cuijk, where property tax is increasing by 32 percent, from 259 euros to 342 euros. This comes on top of a 12 percent increase implemented last year, NOS reports.
The PvdA is considering an increase in property taxes in the context of a new tax system, De Telegraaf reports. The VVD is against raising taxes for only homeowners.
Property tax rose by an average of 3.4 percent this year compared to 2014. This means that municipalities are not adhering to the agreement with the government that assumed a maximum increase 3 percent.
This years’ increase in property tax, onroerendezaakbelasting (ozb), is higher than allowed. According to research institute COELO the ozb income of the Netherlands will increase with 3,86 percent this year, where a maximum increase of 2,76 percent was agreed.