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Factsheet for measure PT-2020-31/1218 – Updated – measures in Portugal
|Country||Portugal , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 01 August 2020 – 31 December 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Deferral of payments or liabilities
|Author||Heloisa Perista and Maria da Paz Campos Lima (CESIS)|
|Measure added||02 October 2020 (updated 10 May 2021)|
The Law 29/2020, of 31 July, establishes fiscal support measures to micro, small and medium businesses, and cooperatives in the frame of the response to the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the disease COVID-19.
These measures are (article 1):
The Law 29/2020, of 31 July, establishes fiscal support measures to micro, small and medium businesses, and cooperatives:
These measures will be in force until the end of the year when the exceptional and temporary measures in response to the epidemic SARS-CoV-2 and the decease COVID-19 cease.
The following updates to this measure have been made after it came into effect.
|04 May 2021||
This case was updated since an official end date until 31 December 2021 for the exceptional regime of payment in instalments for tax debts was found in Decree-Law no. 24/2021 of 26 March.
|19 April 2021||
Decree-Law no. 24/2021 of 26 March approves an exceptional regime of payment in instalments for tax debts and social security contribution debts. The government now decides:
This information is not available.
|Does not apply to workers||
|Does not apply to citizens|
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:
The involvement of social partners is unknown.
These views are naot known.
Eurofound (2020), Fiscal support measures to micro, small and medium businesses, measure PT-2020-31/1218 (measures in Portugal), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PT-2020-31_1218.html
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