Taxes & Levies

Taxes & Levies

Taxes for rental-residents, what do you need to pay ?

Waste disposal tax - Afvalstoffenheffing

Every household in Delft pays waste disposal tax. This is for the collection and processing of household waste from homes, caravans and houseboats.

For waste collection there are fixed taxrates. The height of the tariff is based on the number of persons in your household. There are 2 options: a single household and multi-person households.

The amount of the rate is not dependent on the amount of waste that you offer. It does not matter whether you have lots, little or no waste. It is important that waste can occur.

Changes in the number of persons in your household, changes in your living situation, for example moving or death? Notify the municipality and any excess amount will be repaid over the remaining months.

Taxes Delft 2018

€ 222,05 for a single household

€ 347,85 for a multi-person household

Sewer tax -Rioolheffing

The sewer tax is a tax you pay for connection to municipal sewer system. With these revenues, the municipality ensures that the sewer remains well maintened. The sewerage charge consists of an owner's part and a user's part.

Owners Section

This part you pay as the owner of a house, caravan or houseboat for direct or indirect connection to the municipal sewer. The owner's part is a fixed rate per year.

User Part

The user portion you pay as a user of a dwelling, caravan or houseboat for the discharge of waste water through the sewer system. The user part is a flat rate of up to 500 m3. You also pay this if you consume less. If the consumption exceeds 500 m3, you pay a rate per additional m3 of wastewater discharged in addition to the fixed rate. However, a normal household consumption of a family does not exceed 500 m3.

User Part € 48,20 per year for the first 500 m3 (fixed amount) (2018)

Owners Section € 171,78 per year (not to be paid by tenants !) (2018)

Watersystemtax

You are required to pay a water system levy if you are a resident (tenant or home owner) of self-contained accommodation on 1 January of that year. This is paid to the Delfland Water Board.

The waste tax is slightly different from the pollution tax assessment of the Delfland Water Board. The charge of Hoogheemraadschap relates to the purification of the waste water that is discharged via the sewer.

The term ‘self-contained accommodation' refers to a situation where the occupants have their own facilities such as shower, toilet and kitchen. If you share one or more of these facilities with others, one of the following situations applies:

  • You are a live-in worker or a lodger. The invoice goes to the main occupant.
  • You rent a home together with others and share the sanitary facilities. One of the occupants is charged.
  • You rent a room and share the sanitary facilities with other lodgers. The landlord is charged.

How is the levy calculated?

The water system levy for residents is equal for all forms of housing. This means that the sum will remain the same, regardless of the number of occupants or the value of the home.

You will be charged the levy if you occupy a home on 1 January of the relevant fiscal year. If you relocate, you still have to pay for the entire year. However, you will only be charged at your new address in the following year.

Users of house pay, annually (per year) a fixed amount per house of € 121,47 (2018)

Pollution tax on residential accommodation (zuiveringsheffing woonruimten)

Who needs to pay this levy?

You are required to pay a water treatment levy if you are the user of self-contained accommodation (e.g. as tenant or house owner) that is connected to the sewer system.

You are required to pay a pollution tax if your waste water drains off directly into the surface water.

The term ‘self-contained accommodation' refers to a situation where the occupants have access to their own facilities such as a shower, toilet and kitchen. If you share one or more of these facilities with others, one of the following situations applies:

  • You are a live-in worker or a lodger. The invoice goes to the main occupant.
  • You rent a house together with others and share the sanitary facilities. One of the occupants is charged.
  • You rent a room and share the sanitary facilities with other lodgers. The landlord is charged.

How is the levy calculated?

The pollution tax for residential accommodation is calculated according to the number of persons in the household.

A single-person household will pay one pollution equivalent. Households consisting of more than one person are charged three pollution equivalents, even if the household consists of two or of more than three persons. There is no separate rate in place for two-person households.

The Regionale Belasting Groep bases this information on the number of persons registered at your address according to the Municipal Personal Records Database (GBA). If you start living on your own in the course of the year, the fee will be adjusted automatically and you will be refunded or credited for any excess amount paid. Always inform your municipality of a change of address. The actual tax authority is Delfland Water Board.

Rates for tenants:

€ 93,50 Single person household (2018)

€ 280,50 A multi-person household (2018)

Delfland Water Board – what is this and how does it work ?

Delfland Water Board is one of our country's twenty-seven water authorities. The area in which Delfland operates is bordered by the North Sea, the Nieuwe Waterweg and the Berkel en Rodenrijs line, Zoetermeer and Wassenaar. On an area of 41,000 hectares, about 1.4 million people live and work, and approximately 40,000 businesses are established. This makes the Delfland region one of the most densely populated and most highly industrialized areas of the Netherlands. The region is furthermore renowned for its intensive glasshouse horticulture. The three key tasks of Delfland - maintenance of dikes and dams, water level control, and water quality control - initially do not seem to have much in common. But you can't tell a book by its cover. Often you cannot view one task separate from the other. The manner in which you construct and maintain quays, for example, has consequences for the quality of the water. Which is why Delfland always performs its tasks with "a broad view". In other words: taking into account all possible relevant factors. This is also known as integrated water management. To that end, Delfland strives for cooperation with other authorities and institutions.

Maintenance of dikes and dams

The Delfland region is located far below sea level. And if a dune or dike should give way, the land behind it would flood. The consequences of a collapse in the Delfland region would be felt as far as the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. To limit the danger, Delfland maintains the sea and river flood defence structures and quays. Safety is, of course, crucial in the management and maintenance of the dikes and dams. But, in addition to safety, the past few years have also seen increasing attention being devoted to the landscape, nature and recreation. The main or so-called primary maintenance of dikes and dams consists of two components: the seawall and the river flood defence structure. This primary maintenance of dikes and dams of Delfland must be able to withstand a wind-force and water level which, on average and statistically speaking, do not occur more than once every 10,000 years.

Water management

Water management involves the regulation of the water level in streams, lakes, ditches, moats and canals. This is vital for developments, agricultural businesses, the shipping industry, nature and recreation.

Water quality

Delfland ensures an optimum quality of the surface water in its management region. This key task entails the purification of waste water and the limiting of discharges into surface water wherever possible.

Taxation of Delfland Water authorities are, just like municipalities, local authorities. But unlike municipalities, water boards are functional authorities. This means that the Water Board has specific tasks and that the implementation of these tasks is financed through taxes. These taxes are imposed on residents and companies within the management region. There is a separate tax for each task to be carried out. These include pollution tax, water board levies, sufferance tax and legal dues. Delfland sends its clients a deposit-transfer card to pay these fees.

You can also visit the website of the RBG: overview taxes

For more info: go to website Delfland Water Board

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