Taxes and Finance
One of the first things to do once you have completed your BSN registration is to sign up for a bank account. Once you've attended the appointment and provided the various documents then you will receive your debit card and pin number in separate letters a few days later.
The Dutch tax system is generally digitised and easy to use, but can seem daunting for newcomers. If you are employed by a company, your monthly taxes will be deducted from your salary. If you are a freelancer, or entrepreneur then you will have to arrange this yourself. There are both national and local taxes, and there are lots of tax credits and benefits available in the Netherlands. It is advisable to read up on the tax system before completing your yearly tax return, and many people utilise the services of a reliable tax consultant for their first (or indeed yearly) tax returns.