What eHerkenning do I need for the Belastingdienst?

To log in with eHerkenning at the Belastingdienst , you have the choice of a regular eHerkenning EH3 or the limited Belastingdienst EH3 login tool. 

The Belastingdienst EH3 login tool, which only allows you to log in to a limited number of services from the Belastingdienst, is mainly intended for companies with a simple corporate structure (one BV) where the authorized representative is directly a natural person. For more complex organizations (e.g. with several parent BVs or where the authority is jointly determined) we recommend using a regular eHerkenning. 

Do you act as an intermediary? Check out the possibilities of a Chain authorization.regular

Regular eHerkenning EH3
Duration 1, 3 or 5 years
(free Management module)

RFO (including message box), Customs, UWV, Chamber of Commerce, municipalities, etc.

Login possible at alle diensten

Payment via iDEAL or invoice afterwards

means can be used for alle diensten of the Belastingdienst*

Sales tax (VAT)

Payroll taxes

Corporate tax

Landlord Levy

Sales Tax for Fiscal Units

Bank account numbers entrepreneur

Manage contact information

Intermediary Service

Belastingdienst Data portal

Login with eIDAS (optional)

*You can request authorization for alle diensten or authorizations for specific services from the Belastingdienst.

Limited Belastingdienst EH3 login tool*
Duration 3 years
(compensation scheme)

RFO (including message box), Customs, UWV, Chamber of Commerce, municipalities, etc.

only Belastingdienst

Payment via iDEAL

means can only be used for:

Sales tax (VAT)

Payroll taxes

Corporate tax

Landlord Levy

Sales Tax for Fiscal Units

Bank account numbers entrepreneur

Manage contact information

Dividend tax

Intermediary Service

Belastingdienst Data portal

Logging in with eIDAS





*It is not possible to subsequently convert a limited Belastingdienst EH3 login tool to a regular eHerkenning EH3 login tool.
To obtain a regular EH3 login tool , a new application must be made with a different e-mail address
or the limited belastingdienst EH3 login tool must be terminated.

Compensation scheme cost Belastingdienst EH3 login tool

If you only file returns through My Belastingdienst Business, you can purchase the Belastingdienst EH3 login tool for this purpose.

Notice: This special login tool is limited and with it you can only file tax returns and not, for example, log in to the RVO message box, customs, UWV, Chamber of Commerce, municipalities, etc. Also, you will not get access to Management module as authorization manager.
If you want to be prepared for the future and be able to log in at multiple service providers, we recommend the regular EH3 eHerkenning login tool .

For the Belastingdienst EH3 login tool , the government offers a compensation of €24.20 including VAT per year. This is because the belastingdienst believes that for those organizations that are struggling financially, it should in principle be possible to log in to file returns free of charge. Because of the possibility to log in via DigiD, sole traders are not eligible for the compensation scheme for costs eHerkenning. Authorization to an intermediary is also not reimbursed. The compensation is paid to the entrepreneur himself and only applies to the special Belastingdienst EH3 login tool. After receiving your Belastingdienst EH3 login tool you can apply for the compensation online via the site of the Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland, rvo.nl.

Click here for more information on applying for compensation.

More information about logging in with eHerkenning at the Belastingdienst can be found at: belastingdienst.nl/eherkenning

Discover the benefits of a regular eHerkenning EH3

With eHerkenning level 3 (EH3), you can log in to My Belastingdienst Business. In phases, My Belastingdienst Business is replacing the old portal for entrepreneurs. eHerkenning It is best to apply for EH3 as soon as possible to be prepared in time. Don't wait to apply if you need eHerkenning to file payroll and/or corporate tax returns!

> eHerkenning is required for organizations that file their own returns through the Belastingdienstwebsite. They can only do so through My Belastingdienst Business.

> Employers who outsource their payroll and/or corporate tax returns do not need their own eHerkenning .

An application must be accurate and complete and include the appropriate documents and original (penciled) signatures. For example, your organization must be registered with the Chamber of Commerce in order to purchase eHerkenning . When processing EH3 applications, eHerkenning providers are required to do a variety of checks on this data, such as determining authority. The processing time of your application depends, among other things, on what is recorded in the Trade Register about your organization.

eHerkenning Request EH3 for payroll tax return and/or corporate income tax return

If you are self-employed or have a sole proprietorship,
Then you can log in to My Belastingdienst Business with eHerkenning . But you can also log in using DigiD. Because of the possibility of logging in using DigiD, sole proprietors are not eligible for the compensation scheme costs eHerkenning.

Fiscal unit

> A fiscal entity for sales tax purposes
As of April 1, 2021, you can use eHerkenning EH3 to log in to My Belastingdienst Business.

> A fiscal entity for corporate tax purposes
You will log in with eHerkenning EH3. You can request eHerkenning for the RSIN of the parent company of the corporate income tax unit.

Please click here for the step-by-step plan for logging in with a fiscal unit at My Belastingdienst Business

CAUTION:
It is not currently possible to log in with a Chain authorization on behalf of a fiscal entity.

More information on the use of eHerkenning in specific situations can be found on the website of the Belastingdienst.

Notice: request eHerkenning without branch number.

The Belastingdienst does not support establishment numbers.
As a result, users restricted by establishment number cannot access the portal.