How to get the 500€ digital help?

How to get the 500€ digital help?

Last November, Bruno Le Maire announced a 500-euro digital aid as part of the plan. Following the publication of decree 2021-69 on Thursday, January 28, 2021, the terms and conditions of this aid are now known.

1. Eligibility criteria

Eligible beneficiaries

Are eligible for the France NUM check (cumulative conditions) :

  • Legal entities under private law or individuals who are French tax residents. Associations must also be subject to commercial taxes or employ at least one employee ;
  • Companies employing less than 11 employees, which have been the object of an interdiction to welcome the public in application of the decree of October 29, 2020 as amended or exercising their main activity in the hotel and similar accommodation sector ;
  • Companies listed in the Trade and Companies Register (RCS) or in the trade directory.

Please note: the date of creation of the company must be before October 30, 2020.

To be eligible for aid, the company must also :

  • Be up to date with its obligations with the tax authorities and the body responsible for collecting employers' social security contributions ;
  • Not be in liquidation on the date of the application Have an annual turnover or balance sheet total not exceeding €2 million excluding VAT.

Eligible expenses

To be eligible for the France NUM check, the expenses must concern :

  • Support for digitization, in particular a diagnosis or recommendation, by a natural person or legal entity under private law identified by a SIRET number or an intra-community VAT number, and referenced on the teleservice of the Service and Payment Agency (ASP) ;
  • The purchase or subscription to digital solutions from a digital services company established in France or in a European Union Member State. (See the complete list of digital solution themes eligible for this assistance)


2. Amount of aid

A lump sum of 500 euros will be paid from February 26, 2021, on the basis of the invoices filed via the teleservice in support of the aid application.

Please note: this aid can be combined with other digitization support schemes implemented by local authorities.


3. Methods of submitting the application

The approach is simple and digitized.

From January 28, 2021, you can send your request for assistance to the Service and Payment Agency via the teleservice platform available at the following address:

Invoices sent must :

  • Correspond to eligible expenses;
  • Reach a minimum of 450 euros including all taxes in one or several invoices ;
  • Be made out in the name of the applicant;
  • Dated between October 30, 2020 inclusive and March 31, 2021 inclusive.

The aid application must be made within the deadline :

  • Four months for invoices dated before January 28, 2021;
  • Four months from the date of the invoice for invoices dated after January 28, 2021.

To find out more, see the page dedicated to the scheme.

Your usual BDO interlocutor is at your side to accompany you in your steps if need be, do not hesitate to contact him.