Changes in the Extended Package / Employees fired from March 1 to May 17, beneficiaries of assistance of 40 thousand ALL

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All individuals, former employees in entities that have been allowed to carry out activities or have been closed by order of the Minister of Health and Social Protection, who have been fired from March 1, 2020 to May 17, 2020 are beneficiaries of assistance of 40 thousand ALL, support of the Albanian government.

The Minister of Finance and Economy, Anila Denaj announced that the Albanian Government has made the necessary changes in the decision for the Extended Package to come to the aid of citizens affected and fired from the pandemic.

"The number of employees who will be beneficiaries has increased by 32 thousand. These employees were fired in the period March 1 - May 17 and will benefit from the payment of 40 thousand ALL from the Extended Package ", said Denaj.

According to the Minister, the application for beneficiary employees is done online by the entities, until June 5, 2020.

The Minister appealed to taxpayers to apply for their employees.

"We invite businesses to apply and secure payment for their former employees, thus making possible the exemption from penalties for non-application," she said.

Recent amendments to the decision of the Council of Ministers approved set new criteria for receiving financial assistance, supported by the Albanian Government.

According to these changes, all individuals, former employees in entities that have been allowed to carry out activities or have been closed according to the orders of the Minister of Health and Social Protection, who have been dismissed from the date, are beneficiaries of assistance of 40 thousand ALL. March 1, 2020 to May 17, 2020.

The application for beneficiary employees, made online, by the employers, until June 5, 2020, exempts them from the penalty for non-application.

In cases where the employer will not complete the application by June 5, 2020, all beneficiary individuals will be given the opportunity to receive financial assistance automatically. This will be done after verifying the criteria based on the data that the tax administration has or the data that employees or former employees will submit.

All entities that meet the criteria according to DCM no. 305 dated 16.04.2020, as amended (according to the attached list), must meet the request for financial assistance, for the beneficiary individuals according to the above mentioned DCM.

The processing of these requests will be automatic, ie after the submission of the completed Form, which means that the request is approved automatically and will be followed by the payment of financial assistance of 40 thousand ALL./ATA

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