How to claim the government compensation bonus for self-employed persons UPDATE03
On May 7, 2020, an amendment the Act on Compensation Bonus for self-employed persons, the so-called Twenty-five, was published in the Collection of Laws, this act aims to support self-employed persons whose business has been negatively affected in connection with the spread of infection by coronavirus. The amendment referenced extends the possibilities to apply for a bonus of CZK 500 per day also for an additional period from 1 May to 8 June 2020. The Financial Administration has for this purpose issued a new interactive online application form.
We informed you in our previous article about the rules for obtaining the compensation bonus for self-employed persons, which is contained in the Act.
As of May 7, 2020, self-employed persons can apply for a compensation bonus for the second bonus period through the various forms published on their website under this link by the Tax Administration. Under the same link, you can also find instructions on how to fill out the application and the email address of the bonus administrator where the self-employed can send their application if they decide to apply by email.
BBy law, a separate application should be submitted for each of the bonus periods. However, the Financial Administration has prepared a new interactive form so that those who have not yet applied for the first period from 12 March to 30 April 2020 can apply for a bonus for both periods on one form.
The application form is not complicated. The self-employed person can fill out the application directly in the web application, which also contains a guide to each box. An alternative is also an interactive form or filling in a document manually in paper form. It is necessary to ensure that a signed statutory self-declaration (affidavit) is attached the application.
The application can be delivered to the bonus administrator in one of the following forms:
- own data box of self-employed persons,
by post, when the original of the signed application must be enclosed,
- by e-mail - at the same time it is sufficient to scan or take pictures of your handwritten documents so that the information is legible, attach it to the e-mail and send the bonus administrator to the e-mail address posted on the Financial Administration website here,
Data box of another entity (e.g. through an accountant, tax advisor, etc.) - in this case it is necessary that the copies of the application and the affidavit sent are signed by the applicant in their own hand,
it is also possible to submit the form personally at the application desk of the financial office, where there are special collection boxes available.