In order to keep the city attractive and liveable, residents pay municipal taxes. The amount of these taxes differs every year. What does this mean for 2022? Put your money aside, because this is what Haagse households pay next year in housing costs.
The figures in this article are from a sample of 61 municipalities, investigated by interest group Association of Own Home. This has been mapped out by data platform LocalFocus.
Homeowners in the Netherlands will pay an average of two percent more in property tax (ozb) and sewerage and waste levy next year than in 2021. That equates to a little more than 106 euros in housing costs.
Housing costs in The Hague
In The Hague, total housing costs are rising by almost 5%. This equates to an increase of slightly more than 25 euros. In particular, the waste levy is rising sharply. With a difference of almost 7%, that is an increase of almost 61 euros. The sewerage levy and property tax assessment in The Hague hardly increase, both only increase a few euros on an annual basis.
Good to know: all figures are about the situation for people who own their own home. and a multi-person household. Tenants do not receive a property tax assessment and in some municipalities they do not pay sewerage charges.
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Less large increase
According to the Home Owners Association, there is a smaller increase than in previous years. Both in 106 and in 2021 municipal taxes increased namely by more than five percent. In previous years, many municipalities had to contend with financial shortages, especially in the field of social support and youth care. Increasing housing costs should close this gap.