Automatic tax refund in the making

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14 September 2004 , AMSTERDAM — Two million Dutch tax payers will no longer have to fill in a tax form under moves to automatically repay contributions to workers whose financial status remains unchanged from their previous tax assessment.

14 September 2004

AMSTERDAM — Two million Dutch tax payers will no longer have to fill in a tax form under moves to automatically repay contributions to workers whose financial status remains unchanged from their previous tax assessment.

The move will save the tax office several million euros per year on postage, envelopes and computer discs, Dutch public news service NOS reported on Tuesday.
 
The tax office will send this month a letter to three million tax payers who make use of the temporary refund (voorlopige teruggaaf) system.

The letter will inform recipients that they only need to change or cancel their refund if their financial situation has changed.

Research has indicated that one third of recipients change their refund. If there are no changes, tax payers will receive by 23 December at the latest a letter stating what they will be refunded.
 
The Cabinet had announced the plan last year in a bid to reduce the administrative hassle for tax payers and the tax office.
 
[Copyright Expatica News 2004]

Subject: Dutch news

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