Netherlands to Slash VAT for Residential PV Users to 0%   

The Netherlands has decided to slash Value Added Tax(VAT) for Residential owners photovoltaic systems to 0%. 

The northwestern Europe government has planned to lessen the Value Added Tax (VAT) on the photovoltaic systems used in household applications from 21% to 0%. The European Board of the commissioner, Netherlands, has been on the issue and has communicated this plan. However, the Value Added Tax slash is predicted to be introduced sooner. 

‘The measure will be part of the Tax Plan 2023 package and still needs final parliamentary approval,’ Dutch solar analyst Peter Segaar said. He also explained that ‘Building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems were not included in the proposal. But part of the Value Added Tax paid for those installations can still be requested by homeowners. The majority of residential dwellings have, however, conventional PV systems mounted on roof tiles or flat roofs with mounting systems.’ 

Residential owners with solar panels set within their homes are expected to put them on a record and classify a Value Added Tax return under the ongoing disposition to get a refund. The Value Added Tax return classification might cause many problems and stress for the administrative authorities. However, it will also ensure that more residential owners and citizens will reduce how they get private solar controls and opt for residential solar systems. 

The reduction of Value Added Tax from 21% to 0% for the next five years will act as coverage for the power-saving instruments and fitting of technologies such as solar controls, Cooling systems, and insulating materials. The technologies used in Netherland homes currently have 5% on each of them. Therefore, the reduction of Value Added Tax will cause the citizens of the Netherlands to at least save their money and use it for other things. 

‘Solar Energy UK is delighted to see VAT reduced on solar and other energy-saving materials for residential use, after many years of calling for this,’ Chris Hewett, Solar Energy UK’s chief executive, stated.

The Value Added Tax slashing is said to come onto immediate upshot in April 2022. The heat network will also enjoy 100% comfort in their working space. Businesses can save their Value Added Tax or invest it into other things that will cause their work to bloom. The relief of Value Added Tax does not only concern the residential owners and business owners but also the solar, industrial, companies, and commercial sections. This is because they will be getting relief from value-added tax on their technological instruments. 

Sunak also intends to double the household support fund to £1 billion. Sunak will provide the fund to local authorities from April, which can support vulnerable households to meet the cost of essentials such as clothing, food, and utilities. There will also be funds, including a non-repayable £200 loan and a tax rebate for the household to manage the bills during the summer break. 

Like certain energy providers within the country, the Netherlands supports rooftop PV through a net metering scheme. This prospect will encourage Dutch homeowners to introduce solar systems and other renewable measures like adding behind-the-meter battery storage.

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