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Factsheet for measure IT-2020-12/451 – Updated – measures in Italy
|Country||Italy , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 17 March 2020 – 31 May 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Deferral of payments or liabilities
|Author||Lisa Dorigatti (University of Milan) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||10 April 2020 (updated 04 May 2020)|
Decree Law No. 18/2020 of 17 March 2020 set a legal framework for the suspension of payments of tax deductions, social security and welfare contributions, and insurance premiums for compulsory insurance for work-related accidents (INAIL). To be suspended are those contributions with a legal deadline for compliance and payment over a period of time from 2 March 2020 to 30 April 2020 and, from 2 March 2020 to 31 May 2020 for professional and amateur sports associations and clubs.The measures are differentiated according to the economic sector, the size and location of the company, and aimed at sustaining specific sectors and workers (such as national sport federations, theaters and cinemas, pubs and restaurants, and domestic workers) that are considered most affected by the Covid-19 crisis. The decree extends measures already introduced by Decree Law No. 9/2020 of 2 March 2020 for tourist-accommodation businesses, travel and tourism agencies and tour operators (art. 8).
The recipients of the suspension are:
The social security and welfare contributions subject to suspension are those with a legal deadline for compliance and payment over a period of time from 23 February to 30 April 2020.
The payment of suspended social security and welfare contributions, must be carried out without the application of penalties and interest, by 31 May 2020 or also by installments, up to a maximum of five equal monthly installments, starting from the month of May 2020. For national sports federations, associations, professional and amateur clubs, the payment has been postponed to 30 June 2020 or also by installments, up to a maximum of five monthly installments of the same amount, starting from June 2020.
No information available.
||Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners were not involved in the decision making process.
Eurofound (2020), Suspension of tax deductions, social security and welfare contributions and premiums for compulsory insurance, measure IT-2020-12/451 (measures in Italy), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/IT-2020-12_451.html
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