The “welfare” of the year, to keep or return the money they took Refundable advance payment 2020 And in 2021 they will find thousands of companies in the following days, in the “Rabassacchia” preparing to send after the holidays. AADE.
Two years ago, even Mid 2021, Nearly 1.5 million businesses and professionals have applied and changed their VAT to claim an advance refund. They promised not to lay off employees and announced Responsible for compliance with a series of conditions and Commitments.
However, some did not expect that the Ministry of Finance would request a subsequent review of what it announced at the time. Almost 20,000 companies Unveiled in 2022 You do not meet the scholarship requirements. At the end of 2022, they were notified to return the money.
But this spells disaster for companies that have received large sums of money and may no longer have the funds to turn around. Not a few businessmen, like-minded people from all over the country arrived Syntagma Square in Athens, looking for competent services to justify themselves or to return the money that they may have taken “by mistake”. The deadline for objections to My Business Support closed on December 30 and the Department of Finance has approved corrections for any accounting errors or minor omissions, in order not to There will be injustice.
For those who did not respond, if after the corrections it appears that the company’s obligations have not been fulfilled, they will be required to return the amounts they received. and even onceonce” until January 31, 2023, Flawlessly paid, plus two years late payment interest. Only amounts already paid are deducted.
Those who are saved and those who are not saved
For the more fortunate, fines that were published two months ago are either removed or modified (reduced) on a case-by-case basis, based on the most comprehensive criteria applied by Ministry of Finance in December.
According to them (GDOU 85/2022) those who forgot or sent incomplete or wrong supporting documents, but later submitted the correct documents even December 30, 2022.
However, especially for those who have breached the requirement to keep employees’ jobs:
Compare the number of employees they had before receiving assistance and the number of employees hired after, if it is found that the number of employees has decreased by 1 unit or more, Then it is considered that the above obligation to maintain the number of employees has not been fulfilled. Thus, they lose the aid and ask for it to be returned permanently to the state.
On the contrary, if the result generated by the comparison is smaller but less than 1 unit, then it is considered that the above obligation has been fulfilled, even thoughIn absolute numbers, there was a – marginal – decrease in the number of employees. This can happen, for example, if there is, say, a weekend or a few days off to replace an employee who has left, retired, etc.
Thus, if after a recalculation of the staff retention criteria, but also the expiration of the new deadline of December 30, 2022 for the submission of additional supporting documents, it is found that the company’s obligations have not been met, then the amounts must be returned, while the extension granted and interest starts from December 1, 2022.
In special cases:
(1) For businesses in which the non-refundable amount was erroneously recognized as income for the 2020 tax year, if the amended income tax return was filed by November 2, 2022 tax year 2020 Exclusively for this reason, a recalculation of the recoverable amount was made, after cross-checking before AADEin the amounts of codes 481, 144, 500, and 560 tax return forms. income for the year 2020.
(2) For companies that changed the management period during 2019, when part of the income was declared in the tax year 2018The income comparison is reduced to the total income reported for the 2018 and 2019 tax years on a twelve-month basis.
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