What is WBSO?
Companies can lower the financial burden of research and development (R&D) projects through the so-called WBSO scheme. The WBSO (Wet Bevordering Speur en Ontwikkelingswerk or R&D Tax Credit Act) reduces the payroll costs and other costs for your R&D project, for example for prototypes or research equipment. You can offset deductions of the WBSO through your tax declaration. Companies pay less wage tax and self-employed professionals receive a fixed deduction.
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs uses the WBSO scheme to help businesses lower the financial strains connected with research and development (R&D) projects. Innovative companies ensure economic growth, an improved competitive position and more jobs.
For whom is the WBSO intended?
The WBSO scheme is intended for Dutch companies that carry out research and development work. From starters, self-employed professionals (ZZP) and SMEs to multinationals in every economic sector. Public knowledge institutions cannot apply for the WBSO.
I want to apply for the WBSO.
We can help you with your WBSO application. Please note! Your application must be submitted before you start your research and development project.