The Dutch government remains on a steady course when it comes to supporting innovation and startups in 2019. Traditionally the third Tuesday of September is annual Budget Day when the new policies are presented. Here we explain what the most important news of last Tuesday means for your startup.
WBSO 2019 remains steady
There were some rumours earlier this year that the WBSO, the most important tax subsidy for technical innovation, would increase. The total budget increased slightly to € 1.2 billion however the government decided to keep the rates as they currently are. This means that in 2019 the wage tax discount is 32% up to a total wage of € 350,000, and the tax subsidy above €350,000 will remain at 14%. When your startup qualifies as a starter in 2019 the discount of 40% on the payroll wage tax applies.