At Mazars, we inform you about the recent developments and rules and regulations that can have impact on you or your organisation. Would you like to minimise your risks and maximise your opportunities? We have listed several noteworthy news items that can be of use to you.

Subsidy possibilities for social and technical innovation

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23 June 2020 - It is precisely during this period that it is important to look ahead and reduce costs where possible. Subsidies are ideal for this, whereby the SME Idea (stimulates more investment in training and development of current and future workers) and MIT R&D cooperation projects (cooperation with a technical innovation) can make a difference to deal with the crisis and sustainable growth. to realise.

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Wage index up to and including September 2019

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Statistics Netherlands reports the following (provisional) indices for wage trends in collective labour agreements (CAOs), for all sectors combined, excluding special remuneration:

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Temporary bridging fund for flex workers (TOFA)

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22 June 2020 - Flex workers who have suffered a significant loss of income because of the coronacrisis and do not qualify for a benefit or assistance, are able to request a contribution in the cost of living on the basis of the temporary bridging fund for flex workers (Tijdelijke overbruggingsregeling voor flexibele arbeidskrachten – TOFA).

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The optimal design of WBSO and the Innovation box

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15 June 2020 - The outbreak of the new corona virus is hit hard on entrepreneurs financially. Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs have to ask themselves how they will survive this crisis. In that context, the Cabinet has taken various fiscal and financial measures to help entrepreneurs through this time of crisis. In addition to these new possibilities, there are also various existing fiscal and financial measures, which can play an important role in this, including the Research and Development Promotion Act (WBSO) and the innovation box.

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Is waiving the volunteer allowance always tax-deductible?

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12 June 2020 – The Tax Authorities announced that waiving the volunteer allowance is only a deduction for the income tax return when the volunteer could have chosen to pay out the compensation.

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Understanding your donation potential: data analysis in the charitable sector

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11 June 2020 – Charitable organisations have been dealing with declining revenues for years. The coronacrisis will only strengthen this trend. Contributors will be even more aware and critical about their donations. Because of the lost revenues, the charitable activities will come under even more pressure. That’s why it is crucial for charitable organisations to understand their donation potential. Where are the opportunities for your organisation which will lead to more and higher donations? Data analysis is a vital link in this.

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OSINT benchmark: be aware of your digital footprint

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10 June 2020 - The coronacrisis once again underlines the vital importance of Internet connections and the linked IT systems. In the Netherlands, a large number of people are working from home and companies turn to technology to keep them going. Adequate security is therefore an absolute necessity. Are you aware of the digital footprint your company is leaving behind?

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The coronavirus and the world of private equity

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9 June 2020 – We conducted an investigation under private enquity firms and investors to gain insight in the challenges, the level of optimism and the response strategies as a result of the coronacrisis.

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Monitoring in the family business - part 4 of 4

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8 June 2020 - In the last part of this four-part section, we will discuss some other options in the transfer of the E-Byke B.V. shares. to Cindy: succession with cumulative preference shares, a trust office foundation and priority shares. An investment by private equity can also facilitate business succession within the family.

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Impact at work during COVID-19 and after

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4 June 2020 - The corona crisis has had a major impact on our work, the economy and society in recent months. Very carefully the first steps are taken to relax the “intelligent lockdown”. You too are probably already busy investigating how you can organize work in a changed reality, taking into account the business, health and well-being of your employees.

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Financial reporting by reinsurers

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4 June 2020 – The importance of reinsurance keeps increasing. To provide an insight into the risk profile and the strategy of reinsurers, Mazars analyzed the recent financial data of the top 10 operating reinsurers worldwide.

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Your challenges during the coronacrisis

These are special times where we face major challenges. The impact of the coronavirus is significant and the situation is constantly changing. We will inform you about new developments and measures and are of course at your disposal to support you where necessary with your current challenges. Do you have questions? Please contact your trusted Mazars adviser or use the contact form.