27 March 2023
Annual tax refund 2023
Özkan Karakol
Financial Specialist

March is already ending, and it's time to file your taxes to deduct the mortgage interest or other tax-deductible fees for 2022. Have you bought a property? Then you are obliged to file your taxes. Which fees are tax deductible in the Netherlands:

  • Appraisal fees

  • Translation costs

  • Mortgage interest rate

  • Mortgage brokerage and advisory fees

  • Notary fees: mortgage-related fees

  • National Mortgage Guarantee (NHG) fee

You might also deduct the following items from your taxable income if you bought new construction.

  • Construction interest that you paid between signing the purchase and building contract and signing the mortgage deed;

  • Costs for the new-build deposit (the difference between the interest you spend and receive).

Which rates are not tax deductible? 

It's essential to be aware of expenses that cannot be deducted when filing your tax return and those that can be deducted. For example:

  • Real estate agent fees.

  • Transfer or sale tax.

  • Notary fees and cadastral fees for the deed of sale/deed of delivery.

  • Costs of maintenance and renovation.

  • Interest and costs that are not on the repayment of the mortgage.

  • Bank guarantee fees.

 Further changes for homeowners in 2023

Starting in 2023, the maximum allowable deduction for mortgage interest will be lowered from 40% to 36.93%. As a result, regardless of income level, the deductible item will be constant for all.

Tax deduction on higher incomes

If your combined income from work and home exceeds €73,031 in 2023 or €69,398 in 2022, you will be eligible for a reduced deduction for the interest and expenses of your owner-occupied property. This is due to the "rate adjustment" implemented in the highest tax bracket.

It's important to note that the rate adjustment doesn't just affect mortgage interest; it also applies to all other deductible expenses related to your owner-occupied home. This includes regular payments for the ground lease and fees for notary and consultancy services when taking out a mortgage.

When filing your tax return, the deduction and correction for your taxes are automatically calculated for you, eliminating the need for manual calculations on your part.

Do you have questions about mortgage tax deductible fees?
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