Entrepreneurs will be released from the obligation to pay ZUS contributions, and persons conducting agricultural activity from the obligation to pay contributions to KRUS for a period of three months, President Andrzej Duda said.
Such provisions will be included in the draft Act on protective measures for entrepreneurs in connection with the coronavirus epidemic.
“The regulations are to serve to protect Poles from the economic crisis as much as possible,” Duda stressed.
Initially, the draft act on the anti-crisis shield assumed that ZUS contributions would be deferred for three months without additional prolongation fees, rather than an exemption from them.
The cost of this solution is PLN 13 billion per month (these calculations do not include KRUS).
The proposals included in the anti-crisis shield include, among others, additional payments approx. PLN 2,000 to the wage of an employee who has downtime or reduced work dimension, co-financing for persons conducting business activity.
The government wants the bill to be considered at the next sitting of the Parliament, which starts on March 27 this year, in partially remote mode.