Entrepreneurs struggling with the impact of COVID-19 on their industries can still apply for ZUS support in the form of, inter alia, exemptions from paying contributions and standstill benefits.
“So far, ZUS has accepted over 7 million applications, providing aid in the amount of over PLN 31 billion” – says the president of ZUS, prof. Gertruda Uścińska in an interview with PAP.
The easiest way to submit an application to ZUS is through the Electronic Services Platform (PUE ZUS). In accordance with the applicable regulations, you can apply for an exemption from paying contributions until the end of April.
Entrepreneurs from several dozen different industries can apply for assistance. These include companies from the fitness, catering and tourism industries, accommodation facilities, spas, cultural and entertainment facilities, companies involved in photography, film and music production or distribution, and physiotherapists. Taxi drivers and transport support services will also benefit from the exemption from contributions.
In addition, as part of the latest edition of the anti-crisis shield, entrepreneurs can apply, inter alia, to: for the cancellation of contributions for February and the downtime benefit (up to three times).
Entrepreneurs who apply for support should remember to submit settlement declarations. They have until the end of March to do so, unless they are exempt from the obligation to submit declarations and personal reports.