The measures taken to counter the spread of the coronavirus are having unprecedented consequences for the economic activity. The Region supports companies that have temporarily closed their doors and are work in certain sectors of activity. Under certain conditions, you can benefit from a bonus of 4,000 € per establishment in the Region. Your application for a voucher must be submitted by June 1st at the latest.
All about the COVID-19 voucher
Who can benefit from this bonus?
Any company (self-employed or business) with fewer than 50 full-time employees (FTE) with at least one operational site in the Brussels-Capital Region and active in an eligible sector of activity: shop-keeper, establishments, … (including bookshops, estate agents, car wash and DVD rental companies). Please check on the Banque Carrefour des Entreprises website that your NACE VAT 2008 codes correspond to your actual activity.
The business must have an economic and commercial purpose. Public companies (or companies considered as such) cannot benefit from this bonus. A different voucher is available for social integration companies.
Reminder: A company can only receive a maximum of 200,000 € of “de minimis” aid during the current fiscal year and the two previous years, according to the Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1407/2013 of 18 December 2013.
The application for the voucher must be submitted before June 1st 2020.
What is the procedure?
Amount of the bond: 4,000 € per operational site located in the Brussels-Capital Region, with a maximum of 20,000 € per company.
Maximum number of requests: Only one request per company.
Who can ask for the bonus?
1. Check with your company number to see if you meet the criteria.
Tip: Make sure that your NACE VAT codes in the Crossroads Business Bank reflect your actual activity.
2. If you meet the criteria, fill out a bonus application form. The deadline is June 1st 2020. The form must include the following attachments:
- a bank certificate of your company’s account (company name and account number)
- your last monthly or quarterly VAT return
- a photo of the bank card linked to the company’s current account (jpeg format)
- a double-sided photo of the identity card of the person signing the application (jpeg format)
In the event that the subsidy is granted: the company will notify Bruxelles Economie et Emploi immediately if it is subsequently sold or if it ceases to operate.
Bruxelles Economie et Emploi
Direction des Aides aux entreprises
Bd du Jardin Botanique, 20
For more information about this bonus or any other business assistance, please contact 1819 (the Regional Business Information Service hosted at hub.brussels).
T Call 1819
SOURCE: Bruxelles Économie et Emploi