Coronavirus Brussels-Capital Region: Tetra+ bonus for sectors most affected by the crisis – update-new conditions

Author: Béatrice Verelst (Legal Expert)

The Brussels Government is supporting the sectors of nightclubs, restaurants and cafés and their main suppliers, events, culture, tourism and sport by granting them the Tetra bonus. Refer to our Infoflashes of 15 April and 22 April 2021.

This bonus could be applied for online from 19 April to 19 May 2021.

The Tetra+ bonus is now available to certain companies that were not eligible for the Tetra bonus.

The text has not yet been published in the Belgian Official Gazette and is therefore subject to change.

What are the main differences between the Tetra bonus and the Tetra+ bonus?

  • The Tetra+ bonus is now also available for the taxi sector  (taxis and rental of vehicles with driver - NACE VAT code 49.320).
  • For companies established in 2019 and 2020, the € 25,000 annual turnover threshold no longer applies.
  • For the calculation of the FTEs, the social balance sheet of 2019 as published on the date of entry into force of the new decree, i.e. 2 June, is taken into account.
  • Companies that have lost between 25% and 40% of their turnover in the reference period will be eligible for the flat-rate Tetra+ bonus.

What do you need to do?

Companies that were refused the Tetra bonus and that now qualify due to the changes to the eligibility conditions, are invited to re-apply.

Companies that meet the new conditions (taxi sector, companies whose social balance sheet has been updated at the National Bank of Belgium) are also invited to submit a new application.

You can apply for the bonus on the Brussels Economy and Employment website using the on-line form. This form will be available from 2 June 2021.



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