News in brief, 12. 6. 2020

Tax and legal news in a few sentences.

  • On 8 June 2020, the government approved the extension of the eligibility of expenses for Regime A of the Targeted Employment Support Programme until 31 August 2020. The support involves the partial compensation of expenses to employers whose employees have been quarantined and who have had to close or curtail their operations. According to the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the reason is the current epidemiological situation, and the fact that some extraordinary governmental measures are yet to be lifted, with some sectors still stagnating.
  • After 10 June 2020, the legislative process continued in the senate as well, when the senate returned the bill regarding Regime C of the Antivirus programme to the chamber of deputies with its amending proposals. The senators have proposed extending the waiver of social security payments to employers with up to 150 employees, and mitigating the conditions regarding the maintenance of staff numbers and wage amounts compared to March 2020. The senate has also returned to the deputies the anti-crisis tax package containing, among other things, the tax loss carry-back. The chamber of deputies will now vote again on these amending proposals and on the bills.
  • On the other hand, the senate has passed the long-discussed ‘large’ amendment to the Labour Code and the amendment to the Tax Procedure Code. These bills are now to be signed by the president.


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