More money: back from the governmentΒΆ

Tags: house

We got a welcome surprise today!

In the Netherlands, when you buy a house, you get to pay 6% of the house price in taxes. The “house ownership transfer tax” (Dutch: overdrachtsbelasting).

The last two days, there was talk about a temporary one-year lowering of that tax to just 2%. Backdated to 26 June. Problem for us: we bought the house on the 23th, so we’d miss out by three days.

Today the news (Dutch) came out that:

  • yes, the tax is lowered for one year
  • backdated to 15 June.

Wow! We’re in. This means we’re getting 4% of our buying price back in taxes! More than 7000 Euro sure is a nice present :-)

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