Ready for tax season, don’t forget to apply for a DigiD!
What is a DigiD?
A DigiD (digital identification) allows you to identify yourself when making arrangements with the government, educational institutes, healthcare institutions and pensions funds via internet. You can identify yourself in different ways:
- DigiD app – the easiest way to log in securely
- SMS verification – log in with an SMS verification code
- User name and password
Why do I need a DigiD?
For filing your taxes via MijnBelastingdienst or via the app Aangifte 2021. For informing the Dutch Tax Authorities on your bank account number in case of a refund of taxes.
How do I apply for a DigiD?
If you do not have a DigiD and you want to apply for an account, you can use the application form on the DigiD website. You will need your BSN for your application.
Step 1: fill in your personal data
Step 2: sms verification code
This step is optional, but gives you an extra security
Step 3: user name and password
You can choose your own username and password. Be aware that the password is case-sensitive.
Step 3.1: text message validation
You will receive an SMS code on your mobile phone
Step 3.2: e-mail validation
You will receive a code via e-mail.
After completion of these steps, the first part of the application is finalised. You will now receive by regular mail a letter with an activation code to activate your DigiD.
Normally the letter will be send to your registered address within 5 working days. Activation needs to be done within 20 days.
Who can I contact in case of any questions?
You can contact the DigiD helpdesk by
- telephone at +31 (0)88 123 65 55
- e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org