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Repaying corona support: all you need to know and do

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Did you receive support from the government to deal with the corona crisis? For example, NOW, TVL, Tozo, or tax payment extensions? Many support measures have been extended due to renewed corona restrictions and lockdown. You may have to repay some types of support. And if you got an extension for tax payments, you will need to start paying these soon. This page explains all you need to know and do.

You may have received financial corona support from different organisations. This means that if you do have to repay, you probably cannot repay in one go: you may have to repay several amounts of money to several organisations.

We will continue to update this page as details change, so check here.

Do you have to repay corona support?

Whether or not you need to repay, and how much, depends on your situation. Examples of when you will have to repay are:

  • The money you received was a loan. Examples: Tozo credit, or the small credits guarantee for SMEs (KKC).
  • You received too much money. For example, because your turnover was higher than you had expected. The organisation that paid the corona support money will calculate for each application period whether or not you need to repay them.
  • You were granted a special tax payment extension. If you owe tax money, you always have to repay.

What can you do?

Make sure that your business records are up-to-date and correct. If you have debts, make an overview. Are you unable to pay your bills? Talk to your creditors, and ask them if they are willing to let you repay in instalments; draw up a payment plan.

Do you worry that your business may not be able to continue? KVK has a special Business in trouble section that may help you find the way forward.

Do I need to repay?

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Repaying corona loans

To support entrepreneurs, the government has expanded several existing loans. Such as the SME credits guarantee scheme (BMKB), Business loan guarantee scheme (GO), and Seed Capital scheme. There are also new credit loans such as the Corona re-launch credit for SMEs (TOA) and the Small Credits Guarantee for SMEs scheme (KKC).

The conditions for repayment are different per scheme. Check with the organisation that provided the loan.

Repaying the Corona bridging loan (COL)

Repaying Corona relaunch credit for SMEs (TOA)

Repaying the Small credits guarantee for SMEs (KKC)

Repaying Corona bridging credit

Paying taxes later

Special tax payment extension

As of 1 April 2022, you can no longer get a tax payment extension. And you will have to start paying new tax obligations on time again.

Read more about the special payment extension in English. And on Belastingdienst.nl in Dutch.

Important tax repayment dates

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This information is provided by

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