Dutch tax benefit scheme supporting investments in energy-saving techniques


Pay less tax on innovation investments

Energy Investment Allowance (EIA)

Are you interested in gaining tax benefits for your company? With the Energy Investment Allowance (EIA, in Dutch: Energie-investeringsaftrek) you pay less tax when you invest in CO₂ reduction, energy-efficient technologies and/or sustainable energy. 40% of the investment costs can be deducted from the taxable profit (on top of the usual depreciation).The average benefit from this scheme is 10%. And your investment lowers the energy bill.

In short

EIA programme overview

For whom?


When to apply

The EIA scheme has different submission periods. These periods depend on the type of investment costs (purchase costs or production costs) for which you apply.

How much?

The budget for the EIA in 2024 is 259 million euros.

For what?

Investments which are listed on the official Energy List are eligible for the EIA.

See the energy list 2024 in dutch →
The same list in English will soon be available here.

Overview of

EIA themes

  • Commercial buildings
  • Processes
  • Means of transport
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy balancing
  • Energy transition
  • Energy advice, customised advice and CO2 emission reduction plan
EIA subsidie themas

Meet the requirements

EIA conditions

The key conditions for the EIA grant are:

You are an entrepreneur in the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten or the BES islands.

You pay income tax or company tax.

The company resource is listed on the current Energy List and meets the listed requirments.

The company resource has not been used before.

You report the company resource on time (main rule: within 3 months after the order to supply).

Are you investing in energy saving, but is this investment not specifically mentioned in the Energy List? Your project may qualify, under a 'generic' code. Think of projects to improve existing processes or new construction.


What can EGEN do for you?

EGEN’s consultants will be glad to inform you on the details of the EIA scheme, provide you with advice and support you with your application. Please feel free to contact us.

As an Innovation Consultant and Business Developer, I am constantly working on identifying opportunities, setting up initiatives, and shaping projects. My goal is to accelerate sustainable innovations and investments of clients.”

Contact Roy Neijland →



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