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Factsheet for measure CZ-2020-10/300 – measures in Czechia
|Country||Czechia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 01 March 2020 – 31 August 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Soňa Veverková (Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||06 April 2020 (updated 01 July 2020)|
The Act 136/2020 Coll., selected modifications in the area of contributions to social security and contributions to the state employment policy and pension has been approved. This Act foregoes the obligation of self-employed persons to pay social and health insurance advance payments from March to August 2020. This measure should help self-employed to keep cash-flow when their business activities are limited by government measures against COVID-19.
There is no need to individually apply for the waiver of the obligation to pay advance premiums for March to August 2020, it is a legal regulation that will be applied to all self-employed persons by default.
Eligible are all self-employed persons performing major or subsidiary gainful activity. They are not obliged to pay advance health and social insurance premiums from March to August 2020. If the self-employed person pays or has already paid any of these advances, they will be used for any other already due liabilities and further as advance insurance premiums for September to December 2020.
Minimum monthly payment for self-employed persons performing major gainful activity is for health insurance is CZK 2,352 (€86 approx.), for social insurance CZK 2,544 (€93 approx.) which now self-employed can use for different reasons. However, she/he will have to pay the health and social insurance payments for March-August 2020 in 2021, when she/he submits income and expenses report for 2020.
In case the self-employed is obliged to pay advance health and social insurance payments of higher assessment than the minimum monthly amount (depends on the income in previous year, e. g. 2019), he/she pays the difference between the minimum and real advance payment assessment in the form of balance insurance premium for the year 2020 (therefore it will be used for health and social insurance payment in 2021).
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||Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners, who are members of the tripartite body (Council of economic and social agreement, Rada hospodářské a sociální dohody, RHSD) were informed and consulted in both formal (requested by institutional settings) and informal ways. They are not involved in the management of policy measures.
Eurofound (2020), Waiver of advance payments for social and health insurance for self-employed, measure CZ-2020-10/300 (measures in Czechia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/CZ-2020-10_300.html
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