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Prepare your 2016 income tax return with Blue Umbrella

Are you struggling with the Dutch tax office? Or are you having trouble calculating the tax you have to pay? Figuring out if you can receive refunds on your Dutch income tax can be confusing. Luckily, there are tax professionals out there who can arrange this for you!

Tax season is almost here, the deadline for the filing of your 2016 Dutch income tax is approaching fast. If you don’t want to deal with the numbers and calculations, Blue Umbrella can do the work for you. They make the process stress-free and easy, and it is affordable too! You pay a flat fee of 135 euros, no hidden costs. The Blue Umbrella team will then make sure you will never pay more than the Dutch.

Dutch tax return: rules and refunds

Everyone who lives in the Netherlands and who works or receives a benefit has to file their income tax if the Dutch Tax Office requests this. While this can be a hassle, there is also a brighter side to the tax process: you might be able to receive a tax refund.

The amount you can get back completely depends on your personal circumstances. Some examples are rebates for tax credits, using mortgage refunds (hypotheekrenteaftrek) as deductibles, special childcare costs, study expenses or medical costs. Of course you want to receive every refund you are eligible for, which is why letting a professional take care of your tax filing is a good idea. The tax professionals from the Blue Umbrella team will do all the calculations and make absolutely sure you get the rebates you deserve.

Before April 30, 2017 your taxes for 2016 have to be filed, the Dutch Tax Office is pretty strict with this deadline. Luckily, when you register for the ‘Blue Tax’ service, your deadline will be extended to October 1, 2017! That’s what we call stress-free tax filing.

About the ‘Blue Tax’ service

At Blue Umbrella they have almost 10 years of experience with the Dutch tax rules and regulations. They operate as an intermediary between the Dutch Tax Office and internationals in the Netherlands. All their services are professionally arranged in English, whether they help you with your business, payroll or childcare allowance.

For income tax return filing Blue Umbrella designed the Blue Tax service, which consists of an easy-to-use online platform where you, individually or together with your partner, fill in your basic tax information, whereafter Blue Umbrella takes care of the rest for a flat fee of €135. If you file your income tax together with your partner you only pay €185! The service is also available for expats who are self-employed or those who enjoy the 30% ruling. Registering for the service is quick and easy:

  1. Fill in the short register form on the Blue Umbrella website
  2. Go to your MyBlue account and login.
  3. Provide your tax information with a short questionnaire.

After doing this, you won’t have to do anything else. Blue Umbrella will handle the rest. They can figure out any tax situation, and if you have further questions you can always contact them and speak to a qualified tax professional.

Dutch income tax

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Income tax calculator

On their website, Blue Umbrella offers an user-friendly income tax calculator. It has just been updated for 2016 and 2017. You fill in the year for which you want to calculate your taxes, if you are employed or self-employed, your gross annual income and if you enjoy the 30% ruling, and there you go! The results show you how much income tax you have to pay. If you want to know how much money you could get back, you should contact the Blue Umbrella team directly.

Don’t hesitate and start filing your taxes with Blue Umbrella now!


Contact Blue Umbrella Blue umbrella

  • Talk to one of their tax experts by calling: +31(0)204687560
  • Or fill in the online contact form.
  • You can find more information on their website.
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