Corona support for entrepreneurs

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Corona support measures are still in place for sectors that are affected by the corona crisis. For example, because their business had to close their doors. This page lists the support schemes that are still available.

Restrictions lifted per 23 March

On 15 March, the government announced the relaxation of the final corona restrictions in the Netherlands. Read what the rules are as of 23 March in the article The coronavirus and your company.

TVL for starters

The government has announced that businesses that started between 30 June 2020 and 30 September 2021 will be able to apply for support under the new TVL for starters scheme (in Dutch). This scheme has not been launched yet.

The 'regular' TVL for fixed costs closed on 31 March 2022. You can no longer apply for it.

TVL exempt from (corporate) income tax

Did you receive TVL? The 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 is a change in legislation, which will be applied retroactively from 1 January 2021. That is to say, if you have received TVL to compensate turnover losses in 2021, you do not have to add it to your taxable income over 2021. Read more about the TVL.

NOW scheme

Application for the temporary emergency bridging measure (NOW) for the months January-March 2022 closed on 14 April 2022. Find all the information on the NOW page.

Subsidy schemes for cancelled events

There are subsidy schemes for events that were cancelled due to corona. You can apply for compensation for costs incurred.

The earlier TRSEC subsidy for events cancelled due to corona measures has been closed. If you were 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 Event Guarantee Subsidy scheme 2022 (SEG) is a comabination of the TRSEC and ATE scheme. It is not yet known when application for this scheme will open.

Bbz

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 were less strict, due to the 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.

Repaying corona support and paying taxes

Did you make use of the NOW, TVL, Tozo, or TONK scheme 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 ended on 31 March 2022. You will have to pay your taxes on time again. You have to start repaying the money you were granted the special extension for on 1 October 2022. You have 60 months to do so. Or you can come to a payment settlement with the Tax Administration.

Credits and loans

The government has made extra money available for existing and new credit schemes. 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