Tax deadline extended
29 March 2007, AMSTERDAM – Tax payers will have until 6 April this year to file their tax returns. Normally the deadline is 1 April.
29 March 2007
AMSTERDAM – Tax payers will have until 6 April this year to file their tax returns. Normally the deadline is 1 April.
State secretary for Finance Jan Kees de Jager agreed to the general extension so as to put an end to uncertainty about the deadline.
Last week opposition party Liberal VVD proposed that the usual deadline of 1 April be pushed back because of the strikes at the tax authority recently, which it says led to some disruption of services. Other parties also argued that lenience be shown.
The state secretary denied that the quality of service had suffered at all. But in light of the public discussion he felt compelled to announce the leeway that would be in effect.
Anyone who files before 1 April can count on being informed by 1 July whether they will be getting any tax refunded. The state secretary could not guarantee that the same deadline would be met for returns filed after 1 April.
"Of course we will do our utmost," De Jager said. Tax payers will be informed if the 1 July deadline cannot be met.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news