You’ve worked one shift via Temper - you experienced what it was like - and requested a VAT number if you didn’t have one already. From the moment you receive taxes on your invoices you are required to do VAT declarations, also known as the declaration of turnover taxes. At the bottom of this article there is a link that shows the moments you need to declare your taxes.

Note: Nothing in this article can be seen as tax advice - regard it as a tool to help you.

This is how it works:

  1. Go to and login;
  2. Click on your name and select ‘Financial overview’

In the financial overview you will see how you’ve earned each month. On the right side you’ll find a tool. You can use the tool to see how your revenue and costs are divided.

Klik on the green button Declare turnover taxes.

This page has all the steps that you encounter during your turnover tax declaration. This page is no advice, but shows an example of a declaration with numbers that are nearly identical to your situation. Always use your own administration to declare your taxes.

Note: The example shown above is no advice. This example is based on a situation nearly similar to yours as a freelancer if you’ve only worked via Temper. Always use your own administration for your tax declarations. Especially if you’ve done freelance jobs outside of Temper. If you have questions for advice, you could hire a tax consultant.

It is time to report your numbers to the ‘Belastingdienst’ (Dutch Tax Authority). Ready?

Log in to the site of the Belastingdienst

Step 1:
At the introduction ‘Hebt u dit tijdvak iets aan te geven? (Do you have anything to declare during this period?)’ you fill in: ‘ja (yes)’. If you haven’t worked in the last quarter as a freelancer, you fill in ‘nee (no)’.

Step 2:
Next you will reach column 1: ‘Prestaties binnenland (Performance in the Netherlands)’. At question 1a under ‘bedrag waarover omzetbelasting wordt berekend (amount on which turnover tax is calculated)’ you should fill in the revenue you have calculated.

Step 3:
At question 1a under ‘omzetbelasting (tax revenue)’ you should fill in the VAT (of the revenue) you have calculated. You can leave the other fields empty when they aren’t applicable to you.

Step 4:
Column 2, 3 and 4 are often not applicable when you’ve only worked as a freelancer via Temper. 

Step 5:
The last step is column 5: ‘Voorbelasting en kleineondernemingsregeling (Input tax and small business arrangement’. At question 5b ‘voorbelasting (input tax)’ you should fill in the amount you calculated.

At question 5d you can fill in a reduction for the amount of VAT you have to pay, if you are entitled to the Kleineondernemingsregeling (small business arrangement)’.

Step 6:
Sign and send the form.

Step 7:
Perhaps you have to pay VAT to the Belastingdienst. Download in your profile on the site of the Belastingdienst your declaration you just sent. At the bottom of this PDF is stated how much tax you owe the Belastingdienst for this quarter. Pay this amount before the stated date. You are done!

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