As a result of the Royal Decree Law 8/2020 of March 17 (later on, RDL 8/2020), the terms of commercial obligations that all companies must meet have been modified. These obligations are, amongst others, the preparation of the annual accounts, the holding of the General Meeting of Partners or the legalization of accounting books. Read More
The temporary employment regulation files (ERTE, for its acronym in Spanish) have taken on an overwhelming role in recent days. By softening the conditions they’ve become one of the main measures of the Government to face the impact of Coronavirus at the business level. We explain what an ERTE is and how it works.
With the publication in the Official State Gazette of Royal Decree Law 8/2020 dated March 17, the regulatory framework that will regulate the ERTEs (Files for temporary suspensions of employments) has been established, as well as other labor and economic measures aimed at mitigating the effects of COVID-19.
The Department of Labor, Social Affairs and Families of Generalitat de Catalunya has approved an economic aid of up to 2,000 euros for the self-employed who prove a drastic and involuntary reduction in their billing as a consequence of the effects of COVID-19 on their economic activity Read More
The Catalan Tax Agency, in view of the current exceptional situation caused by COVID-19, has published the measures adopted in relation to the deadlines for the tax processing procedures and services for citizens.
Suspension of tax periods
Thus, in accordance with the declared alarm status, the following measures are adopted:
- Suspension and interruption of the terms of the management, inspection and collection procedures.
- Suspension of prescription periods and expiration.
- Suspension of face-to-face care. Previous appointments already given are canceled and the offices will remain closed.
These measures will be in force and will be applied in all the offices, delegations and central services of the Tax Agency of Catalonia until further notice. They add up to the previously adopted by the Government of Spain regarding aid to SMEs and the self-employed.
On friday 13th it was published the Real Decreto-Ley 7/2020. As a result of it, the government approves some measures to aid small and medium companies (PYMEs/SMEs) and freelancers.
This Royal Decree contains basically three fields of action:
- Strengthen the sanitary sector
- Protect families wellfare
- Aid and support the affected comapnies, specially those of the tourism sector and SMEs
Focusing in that third group, chapter IV of the Royal Decree brings up measures of transitory financial support targeting the lowering of treasury tensions of Pymes and freelancers. Read More
Given the insecure times we live in and its consequences, the government of Spain is preparing various measures of fiscal aid for the self-employed and SMEs. At the moment we are waiting for the publication of the Royal Decree that makes the measures official, but we want to advance the incentives announced yesterday by the Government. Read More