All legal entities are required to have eHerkenning to file their tax returns in 2020. For all legal entities, such as the ‘B.V.’, it is required to have a digital log in account called ‘e-herkenning’ (security level eH3 and up) in case they prepare their own tax return filings. The current portal for entrepreneurs will no longer be active for legal entities. Sole proprietors, such as the ‘eenmanszaak’, will remain to able to file through this portal.
Wage tax returns
From 1 February 2020, employers who submit their own wage tax return for 2020 via the website of the tax office can only do so via the new My Tax Office (MBD-Z) portal. Sole proprietors can log in there with DigiD, the other employers must use eHerkenning for this. The employers to whom this applies are already informed through a letter from the tax office.
The tax office advises employers who prepare their own wage tax returns and do not yet have access to MDB-Z to purchase e-Recognition as soon as possible from one of the suppliers recognized by the government. Alternatively a tax intermediate can take care of your tax filings. This allows employers to submit their wage tax returns in a timely manner. The monthly declaration for January 2020 must be submitted and paid for no later than 29 February.
VAT and corporate income tax returns
It is expected that – during the course of the year 2020 – also tax returns for VAT (legal entities) and corporate income tax can only be submitted through e-herkenning.