Grave rights tax (grafrechten)

Who must pay the grave rights tax?

You must pay the grave rights tax if you use a municipal burial plot or if the municipality provides you with services related to the municipal cemetery. The assessment will be in the name of the person who applied for the service or the person on whose behalf the service was requested.

How is the amount for the grave rights tax determined?

This depends on which service you are using. See the overview of rates.

Why do I have to pay the grave rights tax?

You pay the grave rights tax if the municipality provides a cemetery-related service to you (you are paying for this service). This is the case, for example, if the municipality provides maintenance of the grave for you.

Can I object to an assessment for the grave rights tax?
Can I request exemption for the grave rights tax?
Can I pay the grave rights tax in instalments?