STAP budget to replace tax deduction for schooling

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: 1 January 2022

What changes?

Do you employ staff? The STAP budget (STimulans ArbeidsmarktPositie) aims to improve employees' position on the labour market. The self-development budget will replace the tax deduction for employee training and education. It is expected application for a STAP budget will be possible from 1 March 2022 with UWV.

The STAP budget allows job seekers and employees to continue to develop their skills. They can apply for a STAP budget of up to €1,000 per person, to be used for courses, trainings and schooling. That way, they will remain of value on the labour market.

Until 1 January 2022 people will be able to deduct schooling costs from their income.

For whom?

  • entrepreneurs who employ staff

When?

The change in law will enter into force on 1 January 2022.

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO