Changes in Dutch real estate transfer tax as of 2021
As per January 1st 2021, there are changes in the Dutch real estate transfer tax. If the buyer is between 18-34 years of age, on a one-off basis, no Dutch real estate transfer tax is due when purchasing a home where the buyer will live him- of herself as a main residence, meaning the aim to live there for a longer and majority period of time.
An additional rule to the above applies as of April 1st 2021: The purchase price of the house may not exceed an amount of € 400.000. In case the purchase price does exceed this amount, as of April 1st 2021, a 2% real estate transfer tax rate will apply on the full amount of the purchase price.
Finally, the Dutch real estate transfer tax rates have been adjusted. A buyer with the age of 35 or older, who buys a house in which he/she him/herself is going to live, the real estate transfer tax rate remains at 2%. However for the purchase of a residential house for investment, or commercial immovable property, an increased rate of 8% applies for the real estate transfer tax.
After purchasing a home as your main residence, you may request the tax office for a preliminary tax refund of mortgage interest deduction. We assist with requesting these preliminary tax refunds as well as with preparing the annual personal income tax returns over the year in which such property was bought.
Dutch real estate held by foreign residents, is subject to Dutch personal income tax. We assist various foreign residents with preparing their personal income tax returns. In addition we can directly handle all related correspondence with the tax Dutch office by serving as our clients’ correspondence address.