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WOZ value increases in The Netherlands

Expat tax matters mortgagePosted by Mike de Gruijl Mon, August 22, 2016 16:50:11

The average WOZ value of houses in The Netherlands are increasing for the first time since 2010 this year again.

On January 1, 2016, the average WOZ value was € 209,000 euros, an increase of 1.5 percent from a year earlier, mentions the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) last Thursday. More information on the WOZ value can be found in this blog.

The WOZ value is determined by municipalities and affects the height of a number of taxes, including the property tax (property tax), income tax and sewerage charges.

In 2010, the WOZ value was set at an average of 242,000 euros per house. Then a long decline began. The WOZ value is still almost 14 percent below the 2010 level.

House prices have been working its way up. The development of the WOZ value follows that of owner-occupied homes with about a year delay.

This is because property belonging to the housing stock on January 1, will be valued at the value of 1 January of the previous year. Also rental properties are taken into account in determining the WOZ value.


In Amsterdam, the average house value increased by 9 percent last year, the strongest, from 232,000 euros to 253,000 euros per house. Elburg was the most dramatically. Here the real-property value went down by 9.2 percent.

The provinces of North Holland, South Holland and Limburg showed the strongest increase last year , while the average house value in Gelderland and Groningen remained the same.

The average WOZ value is highest in the province of Utrecht with 243,000 euros. North Holland and North Brabant with 240,000 euros and 227,000 euros respectively stand in second and third place. Houses in the province of Groningen show, with an average of 155,000 euros, the lowest WOZ value.

More information about the WOZ value and the effects of this value on your personal tax wages can be found at Tax & Service Solution's website www.tssolutions.nl

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