Worldwide income return
Do you need help submitting your worldwide income return in the Netherlands?
Have you received the worldwide income return? Then you must state your worldwide income. You will receive this form from the Dutch tax authorities if you or your allowance partner do not live in the Netherlands and do receive an allowance. But what is your worldwide income and why are you reporting this? As the name already implies, it is the total of your Dutch and foreign income together. Think about your Dutch labor income plus your foreign assets.
You only need to fill the worldwide income return in the following situations:
You are benefit partners if you are married or in a registered partnership. However, someone that lives with you can also be our benefits partner (toeslagpartner). Check here whether you have a benefits partner.
It is good to know that if you meet the conditions mentioned above, you are obliged to declare your worldwide income. The Dutch tax authorities will send you the Worldwide income return form. You can find the address and deadline on the cover page.
Do you not do this? Then, it will be disadvantageous for you; the tax office will determine your worldwide income. As a result, you have to repay the received benefit(s). Therefore, you must request a written extension if you can’t make the deadline.
But why are the Dutch tax authorities interested in your worldwide income? By using this, they determine the height of:
Do you live outside the Netherlands, but do you receive a pension or benefit from the Netherlands? In that case, you may have to pay the non-resident’s health insurance contribution. It is also possible that you have paid too much contribution (for example, if you emigrate, but your employer still contributes to the tax office). In this case, you can request a refund from the Dutch tax authorities.
The CAK, Central Administration Office, is the link between people and government regarding healthcare. The CAK implements a scheme for people who do not fall within the Dutch healthcare system.
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