De-minimis funding 2021 – things to consider

This year, again, the Federal Office for Goods Transport (BAG) started the De-minimis funding for companies involved in road haulage with heavy commercial vehicles. Through this, the Federal Office promotes the optimization of the vehicle fleet with regard to safety and the environment.

General information on the amount of funding
The Federal Office for Goods Transport is funding a maximum of 80% of the total costs for eligible measures. The maximum amount of funding per company is 33,000 euros per year or a maximum of 100,000 euros in three consecutive tax years.

Which optimization measures are supported?
There are various measures that are funded. These include, for example, telematics systems or software with which the data from the digital speedometer can be managed, evaluated and archived.
TIS Technische Informationssysteme GmbH also offers such systems.

Important information
A basic requirement for the confirmation of funding from the BAG is the application for funding before you start definitive planning. Therefore, the application does not have to state which investments you are planning exactly.
Do not order the optimization measures before you have received a positive decision from the Federal Office.

Has De-minimis funding changed in comparison to last year?
There are some changes compared to the previous year, for example concerning the vehicle records and the additions or the omission of measures. You can find a detailed overview here.

Application deadline 2021
The application period for the year 2021 runs from January 7th, 2021 to September 30th, 2021.

How does the application work?

  1. Download the application documents and submit them online
  2. Confirmation of receipt and processing of the application
  3. Confirmation or rejection of the application
  4. If the decision is positive: Submission of the proof of use for the funded measures

You can apply online here.

Aileen Tekampe

Aileen Tekampe graduated in German and Anglophone Studies and has been working in PR and marketing since 2017. At TIS, she is responsible for all marketing tasks since September 2020.

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