What is housingallowance.nl?

housingallowance.nl is an online platform that informs expats regarding the Dutch housing allowance and helps to request, change or to stop their Dutch housing allowance.

Via housingallowance.nl you can check online if you are entitled to housing allowance, calculate how much you will receive and 
immediately apply for it.

Apply now quick and simple via housingallowance.nlWe arrange everything for only EUR 59!!

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What is housing allowance (“huurtoeslag”)? 

Housing allowance (or rental allowance) is created by the Dutch government as a financial contribution towards the cost of a rented dwelling. The housing allowance (“huurtoeslag”) is only intended for people below a government-determined income threshold. There is also a maximum rent eligible for subsidization. To receive housing allowance you have to meet certain conditions.

Conditions housing allowance

Anyone above 18 years old and rents a house /apartment in the Netherlands can request for housing allowance. You have to meet the following criteria.

1. In possession of a Dutch residence permit or Dutch/EU-nationality;
2. Independent (autonomous) housing;
3. The gross employment income is below the threshold;
4. Worldwide estate / wealth below the threshold;

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How it works?

Arrange your housing allowance in 3 simple steps.

1. Fill in the requested data;
2. Calculate your refund;
3. Request/ change or stop your housing allowance via our online form.

After completion you will receive a confirmation e-mail with an overview of your application and a payment link for the fee of EUR 59. After payment we will file your request with the Dutch tax authorities. 

Our mission is to maximize your allowance, so upon receipt of the application our tax professionals will assess your application and will contact you via e-mail or telephone in case of any questions. After payment we will file your application with the Dutch tax authorities. Within 2-6 weeks you will receive decision of the Dutch tax authorities. The allowance will be paid out on your bank account a week after.

Housing allowance 2016

Request

Do you want to apply for the housing allowance 2016? Check our online module to see if you are eligible and how much you can expect back. (“link module”)
If you expect a housing allowance 2015 we can arrange it for you via the online module. We use professional software approved by the Dutch tax authorities, so no DigiD username or password required.
You can apply for the housing allowance 2015 from January 1, 2016 up to September 1, 2017. Please note that to apply for the housing allowance 2015 you have to file a separate request.

Change

Already receiving housing allowance? However, something changed in your personal situation, like your personal income or marital status, please use our online tool to change your housing allowance 2016.

Stop

Receiving housing allowance, but not eligible anymore? Please note that you are responsible to stop your housing allowance as soon as you are not entitled to it anymore. You can stop your housing allowance quick and easy via our online tool (link).

Housing allowance 2015

Request

Do you want to apply for the housing allowance 2015? Check our online module to see if you are eligible and how much you can expect back. (“link module”)
If you expect a housing allowance 2015 we can arrange it for you via the online module. We use professional software approved by the Dutch tax authorities, so no DigiD username or password required.
You can apply for the housing allowance 2015 up to September 1, 2016. Please note that to apply for the housing allowance 2014 you have to file a separate request.

Change

Already receiving housing allowance? However, something changed in your personal situation, like your personal income or marital status, please use our online tool to change your housing allowance 2015.

Stop

Receiving housing allowance, but not eligible anymore? Please note that you are responsible to stop your housing allowance as soon as you are not entitled to it anymore. You can stop your housing allowance quick and easy via our online tool (link).

Housing allowance 2014

Request

Do you want to apply for the housing allowance 2014? Check our online module to see if you are eligible and how much you can expect back. (“link module”)
If you expect a housing allowance 2014 we can arrange it for you via the online module. We use professional software approved by the Dutch tax authorities, so no DigiD username or password required.
You can apply for the housing allowance 2014 up to September 1, 2015, unless you have requested for deferral of filing. Please note that to apply for the housing allowance 2015 you have to file a separate request.

Change

Already receiving housing allowance? However, something changed in your personal situation, like your personal income or marital status, please use our online tool to change your housing allowance 2014.

Stop

Receiving housing allowance, but not eligible anymore? Please note that you are responsible to stop your housing allowance as soon as you are not entitled to it anymore. You can stop your housing allowance quick and easy via our online tool (link).