In the midst of the crisis, a flood of companies registered in the system to receive help for the payment of wages and social security contributions.
In half a day of the system being operational, more than 100,000 companies have already registered in the AFIP registry to receive assistance for the payment of wages and the forgiveness of employer charges. established by the government for firms affected by the coronavirus.
Next Monday they would have begun to expire the social charges for March, but there was a 3-day postponement for all companies and until June for those who register in the ATP before next Wednesday, with maturities that are already falling according to the number of CUIT.
Between Monday the 13th and Wednesday the 15th, ATP beneficiaries who register in the registry must supply the economic information related to their activities that is requested by the AFIP, also by computer.
Among other points, The variation in sales between March 12 and April 10 would be analyzed, comparing 2019 against 2020.
What are the benefits
For the fiscal period March 2020, which is the one that expires now, you can only access the benefit of postponement of maturity for the payment of employer contributions.
While for the fiscal period April 2020 that falls in May, with respect to employer charges, the benefit of the extension or reduction of company contributions will apply.
The AFIP published the list of activities that the authorities consider to be affected by the coronavirus, and the included companies that register on these days may pay the employer contributions accrued in March from June 16 according to the CUIT.
The benefits for salaries from April include the postponement or reduction of up to 95% of the payment of employer contributions.
In addition to the postponement, for companies that do not exceed 60 workers as of February 29, it is reduced to 95% of the employer contributions accrued during April
Businesses with more staff should promote the Business Crisis Preventive Procedure to reduce employer burdens.
The State will pay a compensatory allocation to the salary to all workers in relation to dependency on the private sector, included in the collective bargaining regime, for companies with up to 100 workers.
The benefit is gradual, since up to 25 workers, the State pays a maximum value of a valid Minimum Living and Mobile Salary, which is equivalent to $ 16,875; between 26 and 60 workers, up to 75% of the SMVM, that is, up to $ 12,656.25, and between 61 and 100 workers, a maximum value of up to 50% of the SMVM, that is, up to $ 8,437.50.
The employer must pay the remaining balance of the salary until it is completed, and This part paid by the company will be remunerative, for which contributions and contributions must be paid.
On the sum of the benefit paid by the State, the employer must retain the part corresponding to the worker’s personal contributions to retirement, social work and PAMI.
In the event that the employer suspends workers, within the framework of an agreement concluded with the Union and approved by the Ministry of Labor, the amount of the allowance will be reduced by 25% and may be considered as part of the non-remunerative benefit provided for suspensions by the Labor Contract Law.
For employers of more than 100 workers, the expected benefit is the Repro Assistance for the Health Emergency, which also consists of a non-contributory sum paid by the State for the workers. The worker benefit will have a minimum of $ 6,000 and a maximum of $ 10,000.
Finally, workers will receive an economic unemployment benefit. In order to be reached by the ATP, in addition to belonging to the activities of the list published by the AFIP, companies must have a significant number of workers infected by coronavirus or in compulsory isolation or with work exemption for being in a risk group or care obligations related to the pandemic.
And they must demonstrate a substantial reduction in their sales as a result of the quarantine.
Companies requesting the ATP must commit not to dismiss personnel without cause or due to force majeure, and maintain the total payroll of workers as of February 29, 2020. If there had been layoffs without cause or alleging reasons of force majeure since February 28 2020, they must reinstate the affected workers.
Employers who carry out the activities and services declared essential in the health emergency and whose personnel were exempt from compliance with “social, preventive and compulsory isolation” are excluded from the benefits. But a later decree relaxed this prohibition.
The excluded companies will be able to present the request to be reached by the benefits, and the Chief of Cabinet will be the one who will decide, after the opinion of the Evaluation and Monitoring Committee of the Emergency Assistance Program for Work and Production.
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