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Coronavirus: outline of the support measures available to entrepreneurs

Coronavirus: outline of the support measures available to entrepreneurs

The government has announced additional support measures for businesses to offset, as much as possible, the negative effects of the coronavirus crisis. An overview of the key measures is presented below.


Please note:

On Thursday, 2 April it was announced that the rules on applying for a deferment of tax payments have been relaxed further, including by broadening the types of taxes covered. Read more about this in Article 6.

Please note:

We are keen to ensure we provide up-to-date information. As we are writing, however, the Dutch Government is constantly announcing new additions or improvements to (new) schemes. The overview below is based on the information available as at 7.15 p.m. on Thursday, 2 April.


  1. Entrepreneurs can apply under NOW payroll compensation scheme from 6 April
  2. Applications for € 4,000 support measure opened
  3. Relaxation of pension contribution payment requirements
  4. Differentiated unemployment insurance contribution
  5. Income problems? New rules on temporary support for the self-employed
  6. Further relaxation of rules on deferment of tax payments
  7. Adjust your provisional assessment!
  8. Reduction in rates of late payment and tax interest
  9. Banks offer SMEs six-month deferment of repayments
  10. Expansion of government-guaranteed scheme for loans to SMEs (Borgstelling MKB Kredieten – BMKB)
  11. Expansion of Corporate Finance Guarantee Scheme (Garantie Ondernemersfinanciering)
  12. Expansion of Qredits loans
  13. Expansion of government-guaranteed scheme for loans to agricultural businesses (Borgstellingskrediet Landbouw)
  14. Local authorities and water boards
  15. Vignette for cross-border workers in vital sectors
  16. No Dutch support for self-employed persons residing abroad
  17. Emergency package for entrepreneurs and employees in the Caribbean Netherlands
  18. No tax consequences for healthcare workers’ pensions
  19. Expansion of export credit insurance

Download the outlines here


Source: SRA

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