Individual - Taxes on personal income

Last reviewed - 25 December 2020

The Netherlands taxes its residents on their worldwide income; non-residents are subject to tax only on income derived from specific sources in the Netherlands (mainly income from employment, director’s fees, business income, and income from Dutch immovable property).

Personal income tax rates

In the Netherlands, worldwide income is divided into three different types of taxable income, and each income type is taxed separately under its own schedule, referred to as a 'box'. Each box has its own tax rate(s). An individual's taxable income is based on the aggregate income in these three boxes.

Box 1 refers to taxable income from work and home ownership, and includes the following:

  • Employment income.
  • Home ownership of a principal residence (deemed income).
  • Periodic receipts and payments.
  • Benefits relating to income provisions.

Box 2 refers to taxable income from a substantial interest, and box 3 applies to taxable income from savings and investment (see the Income determination section for more information).

2021 rates for box 1 income

Taxable income (EUR) Tax on column 1 (EUR) Tax on excess (%)
Over (column 1) Not over
0 35,129*   9.45
35,129 68,507 3,319 37.10
68,507   15,702 49.50

* In the first bracket of box 1, national insurance tax is levied at a rate of 27.65%.

Box 2 income is taxed at a flat rate of 26.9%.

Box 3 income is taxed at a flat rate of 31%.

Local taxes on income

There are no local taxes on income in the Netherlands.