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An average household with an owner-occupied home pays 776 euros in municipal charges this year. This is an increase of 5 percent, reports the Center for Research of the Economy of Lower Authorities (COELO) of the University of Groningen Monday.

On average, EUR 295 goes to the property tax (ozb), EUR 283 to the waste tax and EUR 199 to the sewerage tax.

Tenants pay an average of 389 euros in municipal charges. This amount is lower than the housing costs of homeowners, because tenants often do not pay property tax.

On average, tenants pay 283 euros in waste tax and in some of the municipalities, they pay an average of 106 euros in sewage charges.

In the municipality of Beesel, the property tax rate for homes rose the most, by 44 percent. In the North Holland municipality of Landsmeer, the rate fell the most by 9 percent.

COELO further notes that entrepreneurs often fear that the property tax rate for non-residential properties will increase more than for residential properties. In practice this turns out not to be the case. The property tax rate for non-residential properties increases by an average of 4.3 percent, while the rate for residential properties increases by 4.7 percent.



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