Sufferance tax

You must pay sufferance tax if you have an object below municipal ground. Examples of objects include pipelines, cables, pipes and tanks. In addition, a sufferance tax called a 'docking fee' will be levied on houseboats and commercial vessels.

Belangrijke informatie: You do not have to pay sufferance tax for objects on or above municipal ground.

Fees

Sufferance tax rates 2022

Object Unit Fees 2022
Pipelines, cables or pipes for the first 20 metres per running metre per year not applicable
for each additional running metre per year not applicable
Tank for engine fuel, oil etc. per square metre per year not applicable
Other objects below municipal ground
which do not require payment for another regulation
per square metre per year not applicable
House boat and commercial vessel
with a fixed berth
per square metre per year € 5.75
Floating terrace with a fixed berth per square metre per year € 5.80

The amount of sufferance tax you must pay is stated in your assessment notice.

You can find all current rates (in Dutch) on Overheid.nl:

How do I have to pay?

  • The 1st and 2nd due dates are stated on the assessment notice. These are the dates by which you must have paid the charges. You can decide yourself whether you want to transfer the entire amount before the 1st due date or pay it in 2 instalments. In the latter case, you will have to pay at least half of the amount before the 1st due date and the rest of the amount before the 2nd due date. After each partial payment you will receive a new acceptgiro payment transfer slip.
  • You can also decide to pay in instalments with direct debit. Go to paying municipal taxes for more information about the payment options.

Payment scheme

Are you not able to pay the total amount within the dates on the assessment notice? Then you can ask the Municipal Tax Department for a payment scheme. A payment scheme for the sufferance tax is only possible for the docking fee for houseboats.

Submit your request for a payment scheme before the 1st due date to avoid get a warning of non-payment.

Tax waiver

tax waiver for the sufferance tax is possible only for the docking fee for houseboats.

Objection and refund

Do you disagree with the charge for the sufferance tax? Then you can contest the assessment or apply for a refund.

Contact

Contact the Municipal Tax Department.