Energy Investment Allowance (EIA)

Does your company want to invest in energy-saving technology and sustainable energy? Then  it could be eligible for this tax scheme. The Energy Investment Allowance (EIA) gives you an average 13.5% tax advantage. In additon investment in saving energy will lower your energy bill.

Tax deductions

It is possible to deduct clearly defined investments (specific) from your income taxes, but also tailored investments (generic), resulting in major energy savings.

You can deduct 45% of the investment costs from the fiscal profits, on top of the usual depreciation.

Eligible techniques

You can check the 2019 Energy list (in Dutch) for energy-efficient and environmentally friendly techniques giving you fiscal advantages.


You must apply for EIA within 3 months after the commission is given. You can check the conditions for eligibility and read the application procedure.


The budget for 2019 is €147 million.

Financial administration

Whether you have made all investment costs in a single year or have spread them out over several years, you provide details when you submit your tax form. Read how to incorporate EIA in your financial administration.

More information

More information is available on the Dutch EIA pages. If you have any questions, you can consult the FAQ.


For more information, see the EIA publications page (in Dutch)

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