How to apply for EIA

You have made an investment that ensures energy savings or you’re planning to do so. The investment is eligible for financial deduction through the EIA. What now?

Submit the application in time

You can report purchase costs and production costs. There are different terms for these.

Purchase costs

Netherlands Enterprise Agency has to receive your application within three months after you have made an order or commissioned work. That’s the moment when you can judge what you have bought for which price. In general, this is within three months after reaching a purchase agreement  (in writing or verbally).

Production costs

You can state production costs when you have given a commission, used material from your own store or made salary costs for your own staff. The Agency has to receive your report:

  • within three months after the end of the calendar quarter within which the production costs were made or
  • within three months after completion (if you made the production costs in the same calendar quarter as you used the company resources).

Avoid a common error

Report your investment within three months after completing the sales agreement and not within three months after the offer, invoice or payment date. You may then miss out on the fiscal advantages of the  EIA.

Apply for eHerkenning (eRecognition) in time

You can only submit your applications digitally via the eLoket of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (in Dutch). So you cannot fax, email or mail an application. In order to submit your application digitally you need:

  •     eHerkenning for NVs and BVs

When you have received your username and password, you can log into the e-Loket of the Agency. Here you will find the  EIA form by the  letter “E”.

For an  EIA application, an eHerkennings (eRecognition) security level I is sufficient. When applying as intermediary on behalf of a third party, please use your own eRecognition login details. If you should have any further questions, please contact the eLoket Help Desk, +31 (0)88 042 42 42, from 09:00 to 17:00 (local time).

Bearing in mind the EIA conditions

  • The company resource is included on the Energy List and complies with the conditions.
  • The sum reported is at least €2,500 and at most €120 million per calendar year per company.

Step-by-step plan

Applying? Use the step-by-step plan.

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