Innovative startups will continue to receive government support in 2017 to enable them to grow to scale-ups and beyond. On Tuesday September 20th the government has traditionally presented its rules and regulations for the coming year on Prinsjesdag, the country’s annual Budget Day. Here we explain what the most important news of the day means for your Startup.
WBSO 2017 unchanged
Last year the Dutch government merged the WBSO, the tax credit to incentivize entrepreneurs to invest in research, with the Research and Development Tax deduction called RDA. This merger seems to work well. After some years of changes in the rates and structure of the WBSO, the scheme remains unchanged this year. This means that in 2017 the WBSO discount is 32% up to a total wage of € 350,000, and the tax subsidy above €350,000 will remain 16%. For starters in 2017 the discount of 40% on the payroll wages applies.