Energy & Environmental Taxes

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Today, the environment and climate are center stage. Climate goals and ‘polluter pays’ environmental taxes are regularly in the news. One of the consequences of this is that the Dutch tax authorities are now far more rigorous in checking whether you are compliant with energy tax and environmental taxes legislation. This, despite the fact that the pace of developments and constantly changing rules relating to the environment are such that we barely have time to familiarize ourselves with one development before the next is upon us.  Because audits are now more rigorous than in the past, it is essential that you stay abreast of the latest developments in legislation and regulations and are thus compliant. Our professionals would be pleased to also help and advise you on this. The specialists at KPMG Meijburg & Co would therefore be happy to provide you with tax advice on these matters.


Energy tax

Energy tax rates increase almost every year. Did you know that there are various energy tax exemptions and refund options available? This can lead to significant savings for your organization. We would be happy to check whether you are eligible for an exemption or a refund.

Have you sometimes asked yourself whether your company should file an energy tax return, as is the case with solar panels? Or maybe you suspect that the Dutch tax authorities have taxed an amount that is too high.


Environmental taxes

Besides energy tax, there are also other environmental taxes that apply in the Netherlands. These taxes are aimed at taxing the polluter. There are different types of taxes:

  • Waste tax
  • Tax on tap water
  • Coal tax
  • Pollution levy
  • Purification levy

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