Municipal taxes - Waste
The municipality is responsible for collecting household waste. A waste charge is levied to cover the costs of collecting and processing the waste materials. The waste charge is payable by every residential property within the municipality. You must pay the waste charge, whether or not you produce household waste. After all, the waste collectors still come by your house so that you have the opportunity to offer your household waste.
You can transfer the tax bill to the bank account number of the municipality, which is printed on your tax assessment notice. It is preferable for you to pay by direct debit. If you pay through a different method, you must include the payment reference.
You can pay by direct debit. If you authorise the municipality to collect the tax by direct debit, tax assessment notices up to a total sum of €10,000 will be debited from your account over a maximum of nine instalments. Requests to pay by direct debit must be submitted in writing by using the green section of the authorisation form (in Dutch). Make sure to submit your request as soon as possible after you receive your tax assessment. When you paid the tax last year by direct debit, this arrangement will continue automatically. This is always stated on the tax assessment notice.
You do not pay by direct debit
If you decide not to pay by direct debit, the tax assessment must be paid in two instalments (please see the payment terms on the front of your tax assessment notice). You can pay using telephone banking or your own bank transfer form. Make sure you state the tax assessment number (aanslagnummer) when making your payment.
Pay on time to avoid extra fees
We recommend that you pay on time to avoid extra costs and extra problems. The payment date is the date on which the money arrives in the municipality’s bank account. You have paid on time when the full amount payable has been credited to the municipality’s account on or before the final due date on the tax assessment notice.
If you have a complaint about Gemeentebelastingen Amstelland (Amstelland Municipal Taxation), or if you feel that you have been poorly treated by one of our colleagues, you can submit a complaint. Gemeentebelastingen Amstelland is a joint scheme between six municipalities, implemented by Amstelveen as the municipal centre. The municipalities have agreed that complaints about the implementation will be dealt with by Amstelveen’s independent complaints coordinator. If you feel that you have been poorly treated by a municipal employee, you have the option to submit a complaint to the independent complaints coordinator.
It is possible for people with a minimal income and who have no capital to request a remission of their duty to pay tax (kwijtschelding). As of 2013, this also applies to business owners with a minimal income.
A remission can only be requested by using the remissions form. Please call 020 540 4886 to request a copy of this form.
If you are eligible for automatic remission, this will be stated on your tax assessment.
If you have any more questions you can get in touch with the Municipal Tax department.
Municipal taxes desk: Monday to Friday 08.30 -12.30 (Laan Nieuwer-Amstel 1, 1182 JR Amstelveen)
020 540 48 86 / firstname.lastname@example.org