Page Content As soon as you start receiving a state pension (AOW), you will probably start paying less tax. You still pay tax after you retire. However, you’ll probably pay less than when you were working. This is because you are no longer paying towards your state pension (AOW). You may receive an additional tax assessment if your income is higher than € 20,142If your retirement pension plus your state pension amounts to more than € 20,142 in 2018, you may receive an additional tax assessment from the Tax Office in 2019. If you would like advance notice of approximately how much you will have to repay ask the Tax Office to send you a provisional assesment.