Paying taxes in instalments

You can pay your tax assessment in instalments. Paying in instalments by direct debit (automatische incasso) is a method of payment where you authorise the municipality to deduct the assessment amount for your municipal tax bill from your bank account in a maximum of 12 instalments. This takes place around the 25th of each month. If you make use of this method, you do not have to pay interest.

Conditions

  • You received the assessment digitally or by post. Have you not yet received an assessment? Then the Municipal Tax Department is unable to process your request.
  • The amount on the tax assessment may not be higher than € 10,000.
  • The assessment is for the municipal tax bill (woonlastennota), BIZ contribution, dog tax or docking fee for houseboats.

How does it work?

  • For each type of tax you can indicate whether you would like to pay the outstanding amount automatically or not.
  • You authorise the municipality to deduct the assessment amount from your bank account.
  • The authorisation continues for each assessment of the same sort of tax which you receive thereafter until you stop it yourself or the debit payment fails 2 times.
  • The number of instalments depends upon the moment you request the direct debit. Are you doing this immediately after receiving your tax assessment? The amount will be withdrawn from your bank account in 12 monthly instalments. Are you requesting a direct debit later? Then you will have fewer months to make the payments. The amount that you will have to pay each month will then be higher.
  • A separate amount will be deducted each month for each assessment which you pay in instalments.

Example:

You receive a tax assessment in February. You request direct debit immediately after receiving it. The first instalment will be deducted in March. The last instalment will be deducted in February of the subsequent year. This makes a total of 12 instalments.

If you request the direct debit a month later (March in this example), then the first instalment will be deducted in April. The last instalment will be deducted in February of the subsequent year. This makes a total of 11 instalments. In this case the monthly amount will be slightly higher because the total amount due will be spread out over 11 instalments rather than 12. Request direct debit as quickly as possible after receiving your tax assessment.

Apply

You can request direct debit only once you have received the assessment digitally or by post.

Request direct debit

If you fill in the form without DigiD, you need to print it out, sign it and send it by post. If you fill in the form with DigiD, then your request will be sent directly to the Municipal Tax Department.

Changing or stopping direct debit

Cancel direct debit

If you no longer want to make use of this payment method, you can cancel the authorisation.

Cancel direct debit

If you fill in the form without DigiD, you need to print it out, sign it and send it by post. If you fill in the form with DigiD, then your request will be sent directly to the Municipal Tax Department.

You can also cancel your direct debit in writing by sending a letter to the Municipal Tax Department. The letter must include:

  • the account number 
  • the date the change should take effect
  • the reference number for the direct debit
  • name
  • address
  • city
  • telephone number
  • email address

Are you stopping a direct debit yourself? Then you will receive a letter from the Municipal Tax Department stating the amount you still must pay. You need to make sure that you pay the amount on time.

Change bank account number

Tax payments can be deducted from only 1 IBAN (international bank account number). If you change the bank account number, this change will apply to all of your payment authorisations for the Municipal Tax Department. It is not possible, for example, to have the dog tax deducted from a different bank account from the one used to pay the municipal tax bill.

Change bank account number

If you fill in the form without DigiD, you need to print it out, sign it and send it by post. If you fill in the form with DigiD, then your request will be sent directly to the Municipal Tax Department.

You can also change the bank account in writing by sending a letter to the Municipal Tax Department. The letter should contain the following information:

  • the old account number
  • the new account number
  • the date the change should take effect
  • the reference number for the direct debit
  • name
  • address
  • city
  • telephone number
  • email address

Change name on tax bill

Has your name on the assessment notice changed because, for example, you got married or divorced? Then you need to submit a new request for direct debit.

Good to know

View your information

On MijnDenHaag.nl you can see the following information for each assessment:

  • the bank number you are currently using to pay the direct debit
  • the monthly amount being deducted
  • the payments which were received
  • the outstanding amount to be paid

Paying your debt earlier

It is possible to pay off your debt earlier. For example using your holiday pay. The Municipal Tax Department will adjust the monthly amount according to the remaining outstanding amount. You can pay off your debt by transferring an amount using online banking. Always note the payment reference number on your tax assessment.

Failed direct debit (storno)

  • If it is not possible for the bank to deduct the monthly amount, the direct debit will fail. This is called a ‘storno’. If this happens, you will receive a letter from the Municipal Tax Department requesting you to make the payment. The following month you will again pay as usual through direct debit. 
  • If payment is blocked a second time, the direct debit will then be stopped for the remainder of the year. You will need to pay the outstanding amount for the rest of the year in full. You will be informed of this in a letter. The direct debit will be reactivated once a new municipal tax bill is sent.

Are you unsure why the payment failed? You can inquire at your bank.

Disagree with the amount withdrawn?

Do you disagree with the amount withdrawn? You can ask your bank to have the payment reversed. You have 8 weeks to do this.

Also see: Tax payment scheme