Corona support for entrepreneurs

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Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, KVK | Netherlands Enterprise Agency RVO | Tax and Customs Administration, Belastingdienst

Corona support measures are still in place for sectors that are still affected by the corona crisis. For example, because their business cannot yet fully open their doors. This page lists the support schemes that are still available.

Extension of TVL

Have you lost turnover due to corona measures, for instance because your restaurant or business had to close early? You can also get TVL for your fixed costs in the 4th quarter of 2021. Application is possible from 20 December, 8:00 CET. You can submit your application for Q4 2021 until 11 februari 2022 at 17:00 hours.

Do you have at least 20% less turnover in Q4 than in the 4th quarter of 2019, or 1st quarter in 2020? If so, you can apply for TVL. This also goes for entrepreneurs who have not received TVL before. TVL will also become available in Q1, 2022.

This subsidy will not be counted towards your taxable profit. This means it will be exempt from income tax (inkomstenbelasting) or corporate income tax (vennootschapsbelasting). This change in legislation comes into force on 1 January 2022. It will be applied retroactively from 1 January 2021.

Read more about the extension of TVL and how to apply.

Repaying corona support

The Tozo, and Tonk schemes have closed. Did you make use of these schemes and do you need to repay some of the received support? Read more about whether or not you have to repay corona support. The special tax payment extension with the Tax Administration has been extended until the end of 2021. After that, you will have to pay your taxes on time again.

Special tax payment extension

The special extension of tax payments has been prolonged until the end of 2021. If you opt for this longer extension, you will have to start paying your taxes regularly again from 1 February 2022. If you were granted a special tax payment extension, you have to start paying these taxes from 1 October 2022. You have 60 months to pay. Of course, if you want to start paying sooner, that is possible. Read more.

NOW scheme extended

Application is open for the temporary emergency bridging measure (NOW) from 13 December 2021 through 31 January 2022. The scheme has been reopened for businesses affected by the corona measures in November and December 2021 (NOW 5). The maximum turnover loss you can claim compensation of wages for, has been raised to 90%. NOW 6 will become available for the months January-March 2022. Find all the information on the NOW page.

Subsidy schemes for cancelled events

There are 2 subsidy schemes for events that were cancelled due to corona: the TRSEC and the ATE scheme. You can apply for compensation for costs incurred.

Read more about the TRSEC subsidy for events cancelled due to corona measures.

If you are not eligible for the TRSEC scheme, you may be eligible for ATE. Read more about the ATE subsidy for events cancelled due to corona measures.


The TOZO financial measure for self-employed professionals ended per 1 october 2021. As an alternative, the Decree on Social Assistance to the Self-Employed, Bbz (Besluit bijstandverlening zelfstandigen) is available. The Bbz is available at your municipality. Until 1 April 2022, the rules for applying for Bbz are less strict, due to teh corona crisis:
  • Municipalities will not perform a means test
  • You can apply for Bbz with retroactive effect for up to 2 months prior to your application. The municipality determines the height of the Bbz benefit per calendar month (instead of per book year).
  • Read more about Bbz.

Credits and loans

The government has made extra money available for existing and new credit schemes. You can still apply for these corona financing schemes in the 4th quarter of 2021. For more information, or to apply, click the link to the specific scheme:

Voucher funds for travel agencies

Do you not have enough money to pay customers who want to exchange their travel voucher for money? Then you can make use of the voucher funds provided by the foundation Stichting Garantiefonds Reisgelden (SGR). The scheme only applies to providers of package holidays. Read how to apply for voucher funds on the SGR website (in Dutch).

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This information is provided by

Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, KVK
Netherlands Enterprise Agency RVO
Tax and Customs Administration, Belastingdienst