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Five percent increase in municipal residential taxes for home owners

06 April 2020

Households that own their own home paid 776 euros to the municipality on average this year, which is 5.0 percent more than last year. 295 euros of this amount covers the immovable property tax (ozb), 283 euros are paid for waste collection levy, and 199 euros for sewerage charges. This is the conclusion in the Atlas van de Lokale Lasten 2020 [Atlas of Local Levies], presented by the Centre for Research on Local Government Economics [Centrum voor Onderzoek van de Economie van de Lagere Overheden (COELO).

Renters pay 389 euros on average to the municipality. This is a lower amount than the residential taxes for home owners, as renters often do not have to pay ozb. They do pay waste collection levy (283 euros on average), however, and in some municipalities sewerage charges (106 euros) as well.

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Using the Local levies calculator , everyone can easily calculate the levies per municipality and compare them to other municipalities.

Further information:

  • Contact: Corine Hoeben, COELO researcher
  • Further information and rates can be found on
  • C. Hoeben, L.A. Toolsema, J.G. de Natris, en M.A. Allers, Atlas van de lokale lasten 2020. COELO, Groningen, ISBN 978-94-92218-19-3.
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