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Local taxes

The rent you pay to De Key is including the use of water, electricity and internet. It does not include water and waste taxes you might have to pay as a citizen of Amsterdam. 

Who can expect local tax bills?

Usually residents who rent a private room with private or shared facilities. Sometime also one of the 2 residents who rent a shared room can receive an invoice.

Why are local taxes not included in the rent?

The main reason why these taxes are not included in the rent is because most students can apply and do receive a remission/exemption  (in Dutch this is called 'kwijtschelding'). 

When can you apply for Remission?

It depends on your personal finacial situation but in general these are the two main criteria:

Your monthly income is below € 982,79.
Your private capital (savings) is not more than € 2269,00.

Need help?

You can call the City of Amsterdam below (Mon-Fri from 8 AM till 6 PM) of look on one of the links. 

Do it yourself until the final check.

Do as much as you can yourself, Google Translate and your smartphone make these things possible nowadays. The RA's, Student Caretakers or a Dutch neighbour can do a final check when you ask them politely. 

Here is how to apply for exemption online