De Minimis Aid Guide




De minimis is a latin expression meaning ‘pertaining to minimal things’, in the context of grant applications, put simply de minimis means the amount of money you are entitled to as support before different regulations apply. The rules currently governing de minimis aid are set down in the Commission Regulation (EC) 1407/2013 of 19 December 2013. It implies that Member States must have a mechanism to track small aids given to undertakings. Typically, your company will be asked to complete a form stating any previous grant that you received within the past three running years, signed and dated.

This guide will help you to:

  • Understand if grants previously received by your company are subject to De-Minimis.
  • Calculate your De-Minimis Aid.
  • Review some examples of de-minimis Aid declarations and letters.

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Is De-minimis a grant scheme?

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Is De minimis a mechanism to track small aids given to undertaking?

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Under De minimis, a company can receive up to €200,000 (at applicable exchange rate) of De minimis state aid over a rolling three-year period

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If your company is operating in the road freight transport sector, the De minimis threshold level is set at :

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ABC company received €10,000 in October 2019 and €150,000 in January 2022.
The company’s fiscal year runs from 1st January to 31 December.
If an application is approved on 1 February 2022, what is the amount of De-minimis aid that the company should declare?

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My company has recently merged with another one. Does the amount of De minimis to be reported under the new company is the total amount of De minimis received by each of the merged enterprises?

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Any false declaration on De minimis made by a company can result in the aid being recovered plus some additional interest.

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