Easter gift: How and when it will be given to employees with a contract suspension

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KYA has been appointed to determine the Easter 2020 holiday allowance, the time of its payment, the state budgeting process, and the method of payment.

“Until June 30, employers will have to pay the entire Easter Gift to suspended workers, who will then have to submit a Detailed Periodic Statement (APD) from July 1 to 10 and then complete the special form that will be posted on ERGANI. so that the Ministry of Labor pays them the lump sum of the state participation in one lump sum “, the Minister of Labor Giannis Vroutsis stated to CNN Greece

According to the Joint Ministerial Decision, the payment is made in a lump sum by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs with credit of the bank account of the beneficiary-employer (IBAN) which has been declared in the special Form of the PS. WORK.

Businesses – employers, register in a distinct Detailed Periodic Statement (APD) the Easter holiday allowance. The amounts of the holiday allowance that are borne by the employer are registered in the payroll type code 03 and in the same APD. In a special type of remuneration code, the details of which will be determined by the competent services of e-EFKA, the amounts of the holiday allowance that are borne by the state budget are recorded.

Determining the Easter holiday allowance in 2020 and the time of its payment

Businesses – employers that have an active main activity code on 20/03/2020 according to the appendix to the Annex Table, which is an integral part of this or those whose gross active income during the 20/03/2020 secondary activity code, as they result from the initial income tax return for the tax year 2018 is higher than the gross income corresponding to Mr. KAD on 20/3/2020, they may pay to their employees the Easter holiday allowance for the year 2020 set by the number 19040 /7.12.1981 joint ministerial decision (B ‘742), at a time later than the day of its payment (15.4.2020), but not beyond 30.6.2020.

In the event that the employment relationship of the employees in the above companies – employers is suspended, the amount of the Easter holiday allowance corresponding to the period of suspension of the employment relationship shall be paid from the state budget. For the rest, application no. 19040 / 7.12.1981 joint ministerial decision. The Easter holiday allowance for the year 2020 is calculated on the basis of the salary or wage paid on the day before the date of suspension of employment.

Procedure for determining the Easter holiday allowance paid by the state budget and its payment to employees

Businesses – employers, register in a distinct Detailed Periodic Statement (APD) the Easter holiday allowance. The amounts of the holiday allowance that are borne by the employer are registered in the payroll type code 03 and in the same A.P.D. In a special type of salary code, the details of which will be determined by the competent services of e-EFKA, the amounts of the holiday allowance that are borne by the state budget are recorded. Employers – employers pay employees the full amount of the Easter holiday allowance, ie both the amount covered by the employer and the amount covered by the state budget and pay the insurance premiums and deductions due to the total allowance. relevant bodies.
Businesses-employers submit the Detailed Periodic Statement (APD) of the Easter holiday allowance and any additional APD of the same purpose, until July 10, 2020, regardless of the date of payment of the Easter holiday allowance to the beneficiaries.

For the payment to the employers of the Easter holiday allowance borne by the state budget, the employers declare all the necessary data in a special form previously responsible for the declaration in the Information System “ERGANI” of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, ie details of their bank account (IBAN), the details of their employees as well as the amount of the Easter holiday allowance 2020 (gross employee earnings and corresponding employer contributions and deductions) corresponding to the period of suspension of employment of each employee and which is covered by the state budget.

Employers are responsible for the correct completion of a valid and active IBAN account number as well as the other data mentioned in the special Form, in the “ERGANI” Information System. The submission of the special Form for the Easter holiday allowance is set from the 1st to the 10th of July 2020.
The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs processes the absolutely necessary data as stated in the special Form, of the P.S. ERGANI for the purpose of control and payment, the Easter holiday allowance.

The data registered in the APDs intersect with the information system “ERGANI” of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs in order to confirm the correctness of the data declared. In the case of untrue data, the sanctions provided for in each case shall be imposed.

Easter holiday payment process

For the process of return to employers, the part of the holiday allowance, which corresponds to the period of suspension of employment contracts of employees burdened by the state budget (gross employee remuneration and corresponding employer contributions and deductions) is designated by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. The payment is made once by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs with credit of the bank account of the beneficiary-employer (IBAN) which has been declared in the special Form of the P.S. WORK.

From the PS ERGANI, is exported in electronic form, a detailed statement of beneficiaries-employers, which includes their full details, the bank account number in IBAN format, the credit institution in which the account is kept, the amount of payment, as well as their TIN.

The electronic form of this statement is editable by the company “Interbank Systems SA” (DIAS SA) to which it is transmitted. It also transmits to DIAS SA, to the Directorate of Collective Regulations and to the Financial Management Department of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, a consolidated statement of beneficiaries-employers in printed and electronic form, which includes per bank or credit institution the number of beneficiaries-employers and the total amount paid in full and numerically. The above statements are approved by the competent authority of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, following a recommendation from the Directorate of Collective Regulations.

With a decision of the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, the transfer of the credit of the total amount is approved and the sending of the relevant request to the GLC (24th Directorate), after a suggestion of the Financial Management Department.

The above printed consolidated statement is sent to the Accounting and Cash Planning Department of the General Accounting Office of the State (G.L.K.), which issues, on its basis, a special order to the Bank of Greece to charge the public account 200 “Hellenic State – Collection of Payments-Payments “, by crediting the bank accounts of the relevant banks or credit institutions, through which the payments of the beneficiaries-employers are made. The above order is notified to the Directorate of Budget and Financial Reports and to the Directorate of Financial Management, of the General Directorate of Financial Services of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and to DIAS SA.

For the payment of the amount from the Easter holiday allowance 2020 that corresponds to the period of suspension of the employment relationship of each employee, the special order for payment of the previous paragraph is a decision-making position.

The occurrence of the relevant payments in the public receipt is made by the issuance of offsetting money orders by the Financial Management Directorate of the General Directorate of Financial Services of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.
The Accounting and Cash Management Department, the contracting banks and other credit institutions are not considered public accountants and are only responsible for any errors due to their own fault.

Definitely paid

Subject to any penalties provided for, in other provisions, persons subject to false information in their application shall be subject to the penalties provided for by the applicable law in the event of a false statement.
Any unduly paid amounts shall be charged to the recipient, by the decision of the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs or of the body legally authorized by him and shall be collected in accordance with the provisions of the KEDE.

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