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The realization of solar panels on a building often turns out to be a complex project, which is why many opportunities are still untapped. And that while the efficiency of solar panels is almost always positive. Zoncoalitie and BDO Nederland have combined their expertise and have entered into a partnership to help real estate owners to optimally organize their solar power project from a tax and financial perspective.
Bundling of expertise
Zoncoalitie and BDO are pooling their expertise to help real estate owners with the
optimal organization of their solar power project. Mainly the tax and
financial perspective becomes more transparent for the
real estate owner. The return of solar panels on real estate is virtually
always positive. We progress together. VastgoedJournaal published an article
about this collaboration, which can be read here.
VAT, Corporate Tax and Energy Tax
When installing solar panels, a number of financial aspects should not be overlooked. For example, that feeding electricity back into the grid is a VAT-taxed activity. This means that VAT on the purchase and maintenance of the solar panels is deductible. Not only the VAT on the solar panels can be deductible, but solar panels can also have a favorable effect on the VAT deduction of other (general) costs. Equipping your building with solar panels can also influence the WOZ value. Whether that is the case depends, among other things, on the chosen systems. Furthermore, energy tax and Sustainable Energy Storage (ODE) are calculated on the supply of electricity and natural gas. There are potentially applicable exemptions for self-generation of energy, but also a number of pitfalls.
“When installing solar panels, a number of financial aspects should not be overlooked. For example, that feeding electricity back into the grid is a VAT-taxed activity.”
BDO is the 5th accountancy, tax advice and consultancy firm in the Netherlands and actively supports the sustainability of the Netherlands. They advise real estate owners and users on the financial and tax aspects of solar power. They also support in the decisions and administrative implementation of relevant tax aspects such as VAT, corporate tax and energy tax. The idea is that sustainability is too expensive. While the BDO models demonstrate that financially responsible sustainability is indeed feasible. Sustainability requires an investment, but depending on the size of the investment, this will pay for itself over a certain period. This will be reflected in a significant reduction in energy costs and an increasing residual value of the property.