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For your information: I am a 27-year-old Dutchman myself with a lot of expat friends.
You might come across some medium structured sentences. Let's say, my knowledge on the Dutch real estate market is far better than my English (feel free to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if the error is too big to ignore).
I share articles related to the Dutch real estate market, because I hate that expats are being exploited by my fellow country men, especially in the housing market.
Further down this page, you will find some information on what it is we do (Mijn Verkoopmakelaar) and how that could be of use during this selling process.
Let's get started.
Let's start with a general view on taxation in the Netherlands. Here, the system of taxation is different from in most other countries
Most jurisdiction tax the capital gains of their citizens. This is different in the Netherlands. Instead, your ownership is taxed, not the returns you make them.
The Dutch fiscal system works with 3 different 'Boxes' (baskets). For this topic, only two boxes are relevant: Box 1 and Box 2.
This is how your property is taxed, when you live there yourself
The tax authorities will use an assumed, fictional return on investment, and that they tax their citizens accordingly. I won't dig too deep in to this, but it works like this:
When you sell a property in the Netherlands with a profit, this profit will not be taxed.
An example: You have bought a property in Amsterdam 4 years ago for €300,000. You sell this house now for €380,000. This results in an €80,000 profit. All of this money is yours to keep.
Tax treaties could prevent other countries (your home country) to tax the profit you have made on your sale of a property located in the Netherlands. Whether your country exempts or deducts Dutch taxes paid, depends on your specific country and situation. Seek professional advice, if you want to know what would be wise in your situation.
The acquisition of a property is not totally free of tax. The buyer needs to pay transfer tax. The transfer tax rate on dwellings is 2%. The transfer rate on other real estate is 6%.
If you buy a property as an investment (Box 3), the transfer tax is 8%.
When you are not operating as an individual, but through a company or other entity, different rules apply. In this case, it is strongly advised to get professional support on this subject.
Hopefully, this was of any help.
If you are planning to sell your property located in the Netherlands, we can advise you on what estate agents won't charge you those exploitative expat-fees, but local tariffs.
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No. You don't have to pay capital gain tax on the selling of your property.
No. You do not have to pay tax on the profit you make on the sale of your property in the Netherlands.
The acquisition of a property is not totally free of tax. In the Netherland the buyer needs to pay transfer tax. The transfer tax rate on dwellings is 2%. The transfer rate on other real estate is 6%.