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Do you have employees that want or need to upskill, retrain, or further develop their skills? They can apply for the STAP budget. This is a compensation of at most €1,000 for further training and development. The STAP budget replaces the tax deduction for employee training and education.
The STAP budget (Incentive for improvement of labour market position, STimulans ArbeidsmarktPositie) can be used for a training or education listed in the STAP training register. You can check this register from 1 March 2022 in Employee Insurance Agency’s (Uitvoeringsinstituut Werknemersverzekeringen, UWV) STAP portal. Trainers can already sign up for the STAP register (in Dutch).
Who can apply?
The Stap Budget is meant for all employees and job seekers who want to improve their chances on the labour market. As of 1 March 2022 the conditions will be listed in UWV’s STAP portal.
How to apply?
You can apply for the STAP budget from 1 March 2022 to UWV (in Dutch). You should apply before you start your training. If your application is approved, the trainer will receive the budget. You can apply for a STAP budget once a year.