What is the M-form?
The M-form (Migration income tax return form) replaces the “normal” dutch tax return for people that have lived only part of the year in the Netherlands and next to the Netherlands paid taxes in another country.
As this tax situation is a bit more complicated because you’ll have to specify income and possessions in two (or more) different countries, a more extended form is required. With the M-form you provide the Belastingdienst (= Dutch tax authority) with all necessary information regarding your tax situation to avoid double taxation for example. The M-form in the Netherlands, therefore, concerns all people who immigrate or emigrate to and from the country.
The M-form is a 55 pages long document, which is only available in Dutch. Right! Very practical if you just moved to the Netherlands and don’t speak a word of Dutch. It’s getting better: whereas you can file the regular Dutch income tax return online, the M-form needs to be filled in old-fashionedly by pen and sent by mail.
Therefore, filing the M-form in the Netherlands can be quite a challenge if you don’t really understand the language fully and anyway, who said taxes are fun!?
Luckily you found us! In this post we tell you everything you need to know about the M-form in the Netherlands; And if your tax situation is not too complex, you can use our M-form Manual to file your M-form.