Dutch government measures

COVID-19 emergency package for jobs and economy

Last updated: 8 June 2021

Due to the coronavirus the Dutch government takes exceptional economic measures. This package protects jobs, incomes and compensates for the consequences for the self-employed, small, medium and large sized enterprises.

More information about the various measures can be found on: Business.gov.nl

Want to know which of the temporary financial regulations apply to your situation? View the table below.

Compensation income and salaries Available For whom? Where to apply?
Temporary Emergency Bridging Measure for Sustained Employment (NOW 3; 5th NOW tranche) Application before 30 June 2021 Employers with loss of turnover of at least 20% UWV.nl (Dutch only)
Temporary Emergency Bridging Measure for Sustained Employment (NOW 4; 6th tranche) TBD Employers with loss of turnover of at least 20% UWV.nl (Dutch only)
Reimbursement Fixed Costs All businesses with a loss of turnover of at least 30% RVO.nl (Dutch only)
Extra Bbz support for self-employed professionals (Tozo 4 & 5) Self-employed professionals Your own municipality
Loan for working capital ✓ (up to 1 July 2021) Self-employed professionals with a Dutch company who are living in the EER or Switzerland Municipality of Maastricht
Tax easing Available For whom? Where to apply?
Deferral of tax payments   ✓ (up to 1 July 2021) All entrepreneurs and self-employed Belastingdienst.nl (Dutch only)
Reduction tax collection interest All entrepreneurs and self-employed Automatically
Reduction of the customary (‘minimum’) wage Substantial interest holders Belastingdienst.nl (Dutch only)
Increase of the discretionary margin in the Work-related expenses scheme 2020 and 2021 All employers Automatically
Fiscal ‘corona reserve’ in corporate income tax 2020 Entrepreneurs subject to corporate income tax Belastingdienst.nl (Dutch only)

Source: Rijksoverheid.nl | Publication date: 29 March 2020