P&O News 9 February 2016
- Annual income tax statement 2015 available in Self Service
- Filing your Dutch income tax return before 1 May 2016
- Register for the Intercultural Communication training course
The annual income tax statement for 2015 is now available in Self Service. You no longer receive a copy of the statement sent to your home address, unless you have no access to Self Service.
You will find your Income Tax Statement 2015 in Self Service under the heading 'Annual Income Tax Statement'. You can print this statement out if you wish.
Access to Self Service
Self Service can only be accessed from your University workplace, or from other locations via Remote Desktop.
Obligation to file a tax return form
In some cases it is not necessary to file a Dutch tax return and it is not worthwhile doing so. This will be the case if you only had Dutch employment income during the complete calendar year and are not entitled to any deductions (like mortgage interest) and did not receive an invitation (blue envelope) to file a Dutch tax return.
In the following situations it is required or can be worthwhile to file a Dutch tax return:
- You are invited to file your Dutch income tax return
- You arrived or left the Netherlands during the year
- You paid mortgage interest on your own house in the Netherlands
- You paid alimony payments, educational or other deductible expenses
- You have reason to expect that Dutch income tax is due
In the Netherlands the tax year coincides with the calendar year. Your 2015 Dutch income tax return must be submitted between 1 March and 1 May 2016. You may request for a further extension, but this should be filed before 1 May 2016. You can do so by contacting the tax authorities directly or your tax adviser.
How to file
You can file your Dutch tax return via the website of the Dutch tax authorities. However, this is only available in Dutch and you will need your DigiD. Please note it may take a few weeks to arrange for your DigiD, so if you do not have one yet, we advise you to apply for one soonest. You will also need this DigiD to activate your account at www.MijnOverheid.nl, which will be used for digital communication from the Dutch tax authorities as from 2016.
In case you need help
Leiden University has concluded a favourable agreement with LIMES international tax + expat BV (“LIMES”) regarding practical assistance with your Dutch tax issues.
You may make use of the following services LIMES offers at a special rate to staff members of Leiden University:
A. Standard in-house preparation of Dutch tax return for a full year of employment
B. Preparation of Dutch tax return for the year of arrival or departure
C. Personal entrance meeting
D. A combination package of B and C
If you are interested in contracting LIMES to file your tax return please contact the HR administration of your faculty. They will provide you with an application form, including rates, terms & conditions. Meetings will take place at the premises of Leiden University if they can be combined with meeting of other Leiden University employees.
Book your appointment with LIMES
As of 22 February you can check available time slots and book your appointment digitally with LIMES international.
HRM Training department is organising a course on Intercultural communication on 17 March. There are still places available if you would like to register for the course.
The university world is becoming ever more international. This is something that academic staff have long been used to, but support and administrative staff are now also coming into more frequent contact with different nationalities, cultures, backgrounds and characters. The University has therefore drawn up policies to deal with diversity and inclusiveness.
The aim of the course is to gain insight into how cultural synergy comes about and how this can be applied in situations of intercultural communication.
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