The rules of making settlements of the subsidies from the Fund of Guaranteed Employee Benefits for Polish entrepreneurs
29 July 2020
29 July 2020
If in the previous months you have benefited from the salary subsidies from the Fund of Guaranteed Employee Benefits (FGEB), we remind you of the obligation to settle the subsidies on the basis of Art. 15g of the Act of 2 March 2020 on specific solutions related to the prevention, counteraction and eradication of COVID-19, other infectious diseases and crisis situations caused by them (hereinafter: COVID Act).
According to the subsidy agreement, those of you who have benefited from the subsidies are obliged to make such a settlement in the appropriate Voivodeship Labour Office within 30 days after the financial support has ended.
The rules of making settlements were specified in the Act of 19 June 2020, commonly known as Shield 4.0. Before that, these settlements were made in accordance with the rules laid down by individual offices.
Thus, pursuant to Article 15g, Paragraph 17b of the COVID Act, the settlement of the subsidies takes place in two stages:
The settlement is made by means of a preliminary verification of the settlement of funds received and documentation confirming the use of the benefits and funds provided, which is based mainly on the analysis of its completeness, correctness of the statements submitted by the beneficiaries and verification of the amounts of funds provided and actually used.
The verification shall be completed within 60 days from the date of expiry of the deadline for submission of the settlement and documentation confirming the data contained in the settlement, resulting from the agreement concluded by the authorized entity with the director of the Voivodeship Labour Office.
The settlement shall be made by means of a final verification of the full documentation confirming the use of the benefits and funds provided for their intended purpose and the final approval of the settlement of the funds received for the protection of workplaces.
The verification may be carried out within 3 years from the date of expiry of the deadline for submission of the settlement and documentation confirming the data contained in the settlement, resulting from the agreement concluded by the authorized entity with the director of the Voivodeship Labour Office.
Therefore, the beneficiaries are obliged to make a settlement according to the rules indicated, even if they have already made such a settlement before according to the rules indicated by the authorities. This means that if you have already settled the received subsidy, you have to do it again.
*However, we recommend that you verify this information individually at your office.
New rules of settlement have been defined by the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Poland and can be found here: https://psz.praca.gov.pl/dla-pracodawcow-i-przedsiebiorcow/tarcza/15g-rozliczenie.
If you have any further questions or require additional information, please contact your business relationship person or use the enquiry form on the getsix® website.
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