Wage tax

Wage tax
As an entrepreneur with staff, you have to deal with wage tax issues. Learn what it entails here.

As an entrepreneur with staff, you have to deal with issues related to wage taxes. Wage tax is the tax deducted from an employee's salary. The employer pays this tax directly to the tax authorities.

What does wage tax consist of?

The income tax/levy consists of the components: wage tax, national insurance contributions, employee insurance contributions and an income-related contribution for the Health Insurance Act. Together, these make up income tax.

Signing up for wage tax

Before an employee is employed, the employer must register with the Tax Administration. After that, you will receive a wage tax number to file the wage tax return. As entrepreneur and employer, you file the wage tax return. Belastingadviseur Eindhoven also takes care of the registration with the Belastingdienst, should you want help with that. 

Wage tax credit

Tax credits are reductions in wage taxes. As a result, you have to pay less tax for the employee to the tax authorities. In any case, you have to take into account the general levy rebate and the labour rebate. Je dient de korting toe te passen aan de hand van het formulier ‘Model tax return for wage taxes’. You can download the levy rebate form here.

What tax credits are available? 

  • General levy rebate
  • Labour rebate
  • Income-dependent combination discount
  • Elderly tax credit
  • Young disabled person's tax credit
  • Life course savings scheme
  • Tax credit for green investments

Wage taxes on hiring or subcontracting

Do you hire staff through an intermediary? Then the intermediary must pay the wage taxes for these staff. If they fail to do so, the tax authorities may hold you liable. A contractor who outsources his work to a subcontractor is also responsible for paying his wage tax or national insurance contributions.

Levy rebate 2023

Because of levy rebates, you will have to pay less tax. Tax credits are rebates on income tax and national insurance contributions. As a result, you pay less tax and national insurance contributions. In 2023, the maximum labour rebate is €5,052 (was €4,260 in 2022). From an income of € 37,697 (was € 36,650 in 2022), the labour rebate becomes progressively lower. The rate of reduction is 6.51% (was 5.86% in 2022). Note: the government is increasing the labour rebate and introducing a different accrual rate. 

Labour rebate 2023

The labour rebate is the levy rebate you get when you work. The amount of the labour rebate depends on age and the amount of working income. From 2023, the payment of the labour rebate to the least-earning partner will cease.

Question about wage tax?

Do you have a tax question about staff or personal income? Or would you like to outsource the company's payroll to a payroll agency? If so, get in touch for an introduction.

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