City support package
Unusual times call for unusual measures. All aspects of our daily lives have changed due to the coronavirus.
In your family, your business, and also in care, education and business. That is why on 31 March 2020, in addition to the national support package, the Aalsmeer city council also promulgated a city support package.
Below you will find an overview of the city and national support measures.
No property tax (OZB) in 2020 for users of business premises
Users of business premises do not pay property tax in 2020.
Temporary Bridging Scheme for Self-Employed Persons (TOZO)
This scheme supplements the income of independent entrepreneurs, including self-employed persons, up to a certain maximum. For more information you can contact us via e-mail, please send your inquiry to email@example.com. Due to the current increased workload, we are unfortunately unable to answer your phone calls.
Establishment of an emergency fund
The city council has set up an emergency fund for emergency situations where people are at risk of falling between the cracks. This safety net can be used by the city if all other arrangements fail to provide a solution in the event of an instant emergency situation.
Supply of shops
Operators in the shopping area can temporarily supply the stores outside the official shop-supply times.
Delivery and takeaway times
The catering industry has the option of providing takeaways and/or having meals delivered.
Support to social organisations
- Rent collection by the city from subsidised institutions is suspended for 6 months;
- Subsidies paid and still to be paid for the year 2020 will not be recovered (even if no performance has been made);
- The city is prepared to provide cultural, social and sports institutions with cash in the coming six months on the basis of specific substantiated applications;
- Contracted care providers who cannot - entirely - meet their obligations during the next three months because of the corona issues, can request the city in writing, supported by documentary evidence, to be fair in the final invoice.
Temporary Bridging Emergency Measure for Work Retention (NOW)
Employers anticipating a loss of turnover of at least 20% can apply to the UWV (employment insurance agency) for an allowance of up to 90% of the wage bill for 3 months. The UWV website is referred to.
Compensation for Entrepreneurs in Affected Sectors COVID-19 (TOGS)
If you are forced to cease most of your activities because of the coronavirus, you can receive a one-off compensation of 4,000 euros via the RVO website. This arrangement has been extended to sports clubs.
Deferral of payment of taxes
You can apply for deferral of payment of wage, income, corporation and sales tax (VAT) with the tax authorities. The collection will be stopped immediately. Go to the website of the Tax Authorities for further information.
Reduction of provisional assessment
You can change your provisional assessment for income tax with the tax authorities. You will then pay less tax if you expect to make less profit.
Interest and fines
At the same time, the Tax Authorities temporarily reduce the collection interest after the expiry of the payment period to almost 0%. The tax rate is also temporarily reduced to almost 0%. Default fines are cancelled or reversed.
SME credit-guarantee decision
The Dutch Government guarantees self-employed persons and small and medium-sized enterprises that do not have sufficient security with regard to a loan from the bank. Please contact your bank.
Security in Agriculture
This security for working capital is specific to Agriculture and Horticulture. Please contact your bank.
Interest rebate for entrepreneurs on microcredits from Qredits
Small entrepreneurs are offered a six-month’ deferral of repayment. Interest is reduced to 2% during this period.
Extension of the Entrepreneur Financing Guarantee Scheme
Companies can make use of the Entrepreneur Financing Guarantee Scheme. This provides 50% guarantee on bank loans and bank guarantees with a minimum of 1.5 million - temporarily a maximum of € 150 million per company.