The Dutch government considers 3D printing as an important technology in their environmental policy. They provide tax benefits for companies that use 3D printing to prevent waste of raw material. Entrepreneurs can obtain 3D printing tax benefits when investing in a 3D printer that result in reducing wasted resources.
139 Million Euros
In 2019 a budget of 139 million euros is allotted for this purpose. Company assets that qualify for this tax benefit are listed on the Environmental List 2019. The tax benefits apply to investments in for example the extension of the lifetime of products and the repelling of microplastics from reusable raw materials.
The Environmental List offers many new opportunities for businesses who invest in circular entrepreneurship. As mentioned, the MIA\Vamil-benefits in 2019 also applies to saving raw materials through the use of 3D printers. Improving the quality of recycled products has a prominent place in the new list as well.
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How to benefit from tax credits by investing in a 3D printer
The role of 3D printing
New to the Environmental List are circular buildings with lots of recycled raw materials and a minimal carbon footprint. At Tractus3D we noticed the added value of large volume 3D printing in the construction industry. One of our clients has used 3D printing for the renovation of a building in Rotterdam and reduced costs with 70%, at the same time the 3D printed ornaments are far more durable than the original gutters. Read more about the benefits of 3D printing in construction.
3D Printing Tax Benefits Worldwide
3D printing tax benefits are not only available in the Netherlands, but also in many other countries. Just check your local government to find out if there are any budgets available. Besides opportunities concerning the environment, there are many options in research and development regarding 3D printing tax benefits as well. Read more about the R&D tax credits on the website of Tax Point Advisors.
Are you considering to invest in a 3D printer for environmental reasons? Read more about it in our article about the sustainability of 3D printing.
Conditions set by the Dutch government
You need to meet certain conditions set by the governement before you are elegible to receive 3D printing tax benefits. The following general conditions apply to all company assets:
- You are an entrepreneur in the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and you are liable to pay income or corporate tax.
- You invest in an asset that is on the Environmental List that applies on the date on which you commit yourself to the investment.
- The asset meets the requirements that the Environmental List sets for the investment.
- You provide permits or certificates if the description on the Environmental List requires this.
- You must report the asset on time (main rule: within 3 months after placing the order).
- The asset has not been used before.
- The investment costs for the asset are at least € 2.500,-.