SVHW levies and collects taxes on behalf of the District Water Board of Hollandse Delta and 13 municipalities. SVHW also assesses the value of real estate located in these municipalities as part of the execution of the Wet waardering onroerende zaken (WOZ, real estate valuation law).
Tax types and descriptions
What types of taxes you have to pay depends on which municipality you live in and whether you own real estate. Below is a brief description of taxes you may find on your tax assessment. Tax rates may differ per municipality.
The WOZ-statement is the valuation of your property. Tax types such as real estate tax and water system levy for owners are based upon the WOZ-value.
SVHW assesses all properties in the municipalities of Alblasserdam, Albrandswaard, Altena, Barendrecht, Brielle, Goeree-Overflakkee, Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Hellevoetsluis, Hoeksche Waard, Krimpenerwaard, Lansingerland, Nieuwkoop and Westvoorne. If you own property elsewhere, the WOZ-value of that property is assessed by the local municipality. If you want to know how the WOZ-value of your property was calculated, you can consult the property valuation report (taxatieverslag) by logging onto Mijn SVHW (Digital counter) using your DigiD (digital identity code).
If you do not have a DigiD, SVHW can be contacted by telephone on (0186) 577 222 from Monday to Thursday 08.30 to 17.00 hours and Friday 08.30 to 13.00 hours (CET).
For each real property you own, whether it is a house, garage, office, business or an empty plot, you have to pay real estate tax. Real estate tax is imposed on who owns the property on January 1st of the fiscal year. If you sell the property, the notary may settle the taxes in the transfer. If you use a real property for business purposes, you are also liable to real estate tax (user part).Different rates apply for owners and users. Also, a distinction is made between residential and non-residential real properties. Real estate tax rates are based on the WOZ-value of the property.
The water system levy is imposed on both owners of real property and users of residential objects. The water system levy for owners is based on the WOZ-value of the property while the water system levy for users is a fixed amount. The revenue is used by the District Water Board of Hollandse Delta for the maintenance of dams and dikes, the control of the water level and the preservation of the surface water quality.
Municipalities use the revenue of the refuse tax to cover the costs of collecting and processing garbage.
Municipalities use the revenue of the sewer tax for the maintenance, replacement and renovation of the sewer.
The District Water Board of Hollandse Delta uses the revenue of the pollution levy to clean waste water from homes and businesses.The pollution levy is calculated in vervuilingseenheden, or ‘pollution units’. Every household receives an assessment for 3 vervuilingseenheden (abbreviated v.e.). An exception is made for people who live alone; single households receive an assessment for 1 v.e.
Dog tax is charged annually and is calculated on the number of dogs in each household. The charge varies for the first and second dog and each subsequent animal. It is the owner’s responsibility to declare each dog to the municipality.
Bills should be paid in full before the due date. There are several payment options:
- In één keer betalen (one time payment)
You can transfer the amount you owe to IBAN NL81 BNGH 0285 0843 21 for SVHW. Please include the aanslagnummer in the payment reference. International payments require the IBAN and BIC code. Please be advised that your bank may charge extra for international payments.
– IBAN NL81 BNGH 0285 0843 21
– BIC: BNGHNL 2G.
- Automatische incasso (automatic direct debit)
You can authorize SVHW to automatically deduct your payment from your bank account. Amounts are deducted in a minimum of seven- and a maximum of ten instalments. Deductions are made at the end of each month.