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What are the benefits of the EIA?

The scheme offers direct financial benefits to entrepreneurs who invest in energy-saving assets and sustainable energy. In addition to the depreciation, you may deduct an additional amount from the profit from these investments. In 2020, this deduction is 45% of the investment costs.
The net benefit is about 11.25% of the investment. In terms of amounts, we see that companies achieve amounts from a few thousand to several tons through the use of the EIA.
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When do you qualify for the EIA?

The scheme is intended for entrepreneurs who pay income or corporate tax in the Netherlands.

o apply for EIA, you must meet the following 4 conditions: 

  1. The amount of energy investments is at least € 2,500 per asset.
  2. he business asset has not been used before.
  3. The business asset is on the so-called energy list. You can download the energy list from the website.
  4. You have not yet received an environmental investment allowance for the same business asset.

What can you apply ?

EIA subsidies can be applied for for the following categories:
  • Business assets that appear on the Energy List 2020.
  • Business assets that are not on the Energy List, but that do save energy or fossil fuels and meet a general saving standard.
  • The costs for energy advice.

How much money does the government make available?

The budget for this year is € 147 million. Do you want to take advantage of a tax benefit through the EIA? Then you can contact the government organization Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO).

When to apply?

You can apply for EIA at any time during the year up to 3 months after the assignment of your sustainable investment. Do you have questions about the EIA or do you think you need help submitting your application? We can help you with that!

Submit a generic EIA application?

In particular, applying for EIA on the basis of a generic calculation requires a great deal of knowledge of the scheme and of calculating energy benefits based on an investment in a specific asset or in the production process. These calculations can be performed by the grant specialists from Vindsubsidies.

EIA in combination with other grants

EIA and the regular investment allowance
Do you invest in total between € 2,300 and € 312,176 in a year? In that case you may also be entitled to the small-scale investment credit. More information about this can be obtained from the tax authorities, your accountant or bookkeeper.
EIA and Environmental Investment Allowance (MIA)
You may not apply for an EIA and MIA for an investment. You must then opt for one of the two schemes or split the investment costs into an EIA and an MIA part. This can be interesting, because the benefit of EIA is greater than the benefit of MIA. Vindsubsidies can advise you on this.
EIA and Investment subsidy sustainable energy (ISDE)
The Investment Subsidy for Renewable Energy (ISDE) scheme includes business assets that are also on the Energy List. A business asset cannot qualify for both schemes.

How we can help you?

We have more than 20 years of experience in applying for grants and tax schemes for sustainable investments. Especially in recent years sustainability and environmental friendliness high on the political agenda. This results in many financial incentive schemes that businesses and society can make use of.

Vindsubsidies has in-house specialists in the field of all (tax) schemes, including the EIA. What can we do for you?

  • Assess whether your investment is eligible for a grant
  • In the case of proof of a generic saving, we perform the corresponding calculation.
  • Submit the grant application to the RVO.
  • Act as contact person towards the RVO.
  • Support with administrative settlement.
  • You get a permanent consultant who guides your company and employees.

What do you pay us when we can help?

We work both on the basis of hours x rate and on a no cure, no pay basis. The latter means that you only pay us when you have also received a grant yourself. There is a fee for this, please contact us if you want to know how high it is.

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