Tax and Customs Administration

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Belastingdienst building, Amsterdam

The Tax and Customs Administration (Dutch: Belastingdienst) is the tax collection and customs (Dutch: Douane) service of the government of the Netherlands. Part of the Ministry of Finance, it is responsible for supervising the import, export and transit of goods, detecting fiscal, economic and financial fraud, levying and collecting taxes, and paying out income-related benefits for childcare, rent and health care.[1]