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September 8, 2016

All about taxes on Bonaire - Dutch Caribbean

Since Bonaire became a special municipality of The Netherlands a lot of things changed among which our tax system. Not all has changed but a number of changes have been enforced which are very important to you as (future) home owner or resident on our beautiful island.

The Tax Office has a website on which all information can be found, and however the site itself is in Dutch; all forms and brochures are forehand in the English language! Clicking here will take you to their website, go to treasurury followed by Belastingdienst where you can find general information.

We advise you to contact the Tax Office directly with all your personal questions:
Tax Office Bonaire - Dutch Caribbean 
Kaya L.D. Gerharts 12 - Kralendijk - Bonaire
Phone: +599 715 8585 - Fax: +599 715 8800
We can imagine you might not find the information you are looking for; in that case please do not hesitate to contact our office, we will gladly be of assistance to you!!

Information about VASTGOEDBELASTING / GRONDBELASTING (property tax)[...]

September 8, 2016

Bidding and buying on Bonaire

Although Bonaire is part of The Netherlands some laws regarding the purchase of Real Estate diverge from these applicable in The Netherlands (and Europe). Therefore we will explain theprocess of buying Real Estate on Bonaire stated below.

If a property is offered at a sales price (fixed price) there is no room for negotiation. If the property is marketed with an asking price you can negotiate on the final sales price. A seller does nothave to accept your offer; even if the asking price is offered. [...]