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For employed people the Dutch system is indeed awesome. When you run a business, it's still quite archaic.

Then it’s not that different than the US (absent the automatic form generation).

If you’re single, one job, no house or investments, filing taxes in the US is a breeze.

Beyond that it gets messy.

Not really comparable though. Tax filing in the Netherlands is simple for almost anyone who doesn't own a business. That's the vast majority of people. If you do own a business, it's still manageable, just not as automated.

I own a house in a household with two incomes: taxes took five minutes for both of us.

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