You can use the bonus to pay for forest management work and materials you have ordered. Material orders in excess of EUR 50 cannot be paid fully with bonuses. At least EUR 50 must be paid in cash (Tax Administration’s interpretation of section 18 c of the Value Added Tax Act).
You can also withdraw your bonuses or invest them in additional shares in connection with your next wood trade. Bonuses can be withdrawn in connection with the next wood trade if the volume received in a standing sale is at least 100 m3 and in delivery sales, at least 50 m3. A bioenergy measurement certificate alone does not give the right to use the balance on the bonus account.
If you are not liable to pay VAT, the only way you can use bonuses is by withdrawing them or by investing them in additional shares in connection with your next wood trade. The bonuses will expire three calendar years after you earned them.
The right to a bonus will be determined on the basis of the wood volume received over the past four years. The bonus for forest management services is calculated as a percentage of the sum total of the invoice. The level of your customer account will influence the amount of the accumulating bonus. While no membership bonus is paid for energy wood, it does accumulate your right to bonuses.