Banks to help fill in our tax returns

Dutch banks from next year will provide information about how much mortgage interest home owners have paid directly to the tax office so this can be automatically filled in on tax returns, junior finance minister Frans Weekers has confirmed.

A year later, banks will supply the tax office information about savings and share portfolio income.
The finance ministry has spent years working on projects to fill in information on tax forms, which it says offers improved service to citizens. The move will also allow the tax office to cut jobs.
Student loans, pension, property values and income are already automatically filled in for people who have requested it. Taxpayers have to submit their claims electronically to qualify.
This year’s tax returns from some 9.5 million have to be completed by April 1.

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