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Payment of subsidies extends for another two months

Published date 15.10.2020 20:45 | Author PR Service

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In accordance with development of the epidemiological situation, as well as with measures and recommendations of the Ministry of Health in relation to limitations regarding performance of economic activities, the Montenegrin Cabinet at today’s session decided, at the proposal of the Ministry of Economy, to extend the Programme of wage subsidy in order to mitigate the negative effects of the novel coronavirus epidemic Sars – Cov- 2 for another two months, i.e. to enable the subsidization of part of the October and November salaries. In line with the measures in force, October salaries will be subsidized to employees in the following activities:

1. Companies and entrepreneurs providing services in activities with codes: 55.10 (Hotels and similar accommodation), 55.20 (Resorts and similar facilities for short stays), 55.30 (Camping, caravans and caravan parks), 79.11 (Travel agency activities), 79.12 (Tour operator activities) and 79.90 (Other reservation service and related activities); companies and entrepreneurs performing the activity of specialized retail trade for the sale of souvenirs; Companies and entrepreneurs who organize excursions, trips and boat trips for tourist purposes - are entitled to subsidies for October salaries in proportion to the earnings, up to a maximum of 70% of the amount of taxes and contributions to the minimum wage and 70% of the net minimum wage.

2. For caterers who perform activities in municipalities where their work is prohibited, October salaries are subsidized in proportion to the earned salary, up to a maximum of 100% of the amount of taxes and contributions to the minimum wage and 100% of the net minimum wage. For caterers operating in other municipalities, October salaries are subsidized in proportion to the earned salary, up to a maximum of 50% of the amount of taxes and contributions to the minimum salary and 50% of the net minimum salary.

3. Companies and entrepreneurs providing services in activities with codes: 49.31 (Urban and suburban land passenger transport), 49.32 (Taxi transport) and 49.39 (Other passenger transport by land), as well as economic entities registered under another by the code of basic activity, which provide services of intercity passenger transport, international passenger transport, limo service, rent-a-car services, as well as services related to bus traffic, are entitled to a subsidy of August and September salaries in proportion to earnings, up to 50 % of the amount of taxes and contributions on the minimum wage and 50% of the net minimum wage.

4. Companies and entrepreneurs performing activities with codes 90.01 (Performing arts), 90.02 (Ancillary activities within performing arts), 90.03 (Artistic creation), 90.04 (Work of art institutions) and 59.14 (Film screening activities), and whose activities related to the organization and performance of concert, festival, film and theater programms, as well as music programs in catering and hotel facilities are entitled to a subsidy of October salaries in proportion to earnings, up to 100% of taxes and contributions to the minimum wage and 100% net minimum wage.

5. Companies and entrepreneurs whose activity is related to the organization of events whose holding is prohibited (agencies for organizing events, wedding dress salons, etc.) are entitled to a subsidy of October salaries in proportion to earnings, up to 100% of taxes and contributions to the minimum wage and 100% of the net minimum wage.

6. Companies and entrepreneurs that provide ancillary services in activities related to the organization of events whose holding is prohibited ( photographic services, etc.) are entitled to a subsidy of October salaries in proportion to the earned earnings, up to a maximum of 50% of taxes and contributions to the minimum earnings and 50% of the net minimum wage.

7. Employees who, by order of the Ministry of Health, in order to suppress the epidemic, certain quarantine or self-isolation measures are entitled to subsidies for October salaries under the same conditions as in the period July-September.

8. Subsidies for new employment are applied under the same conditions as in the period July-September.

9. Subsidizing paid leave to parents of children under the age of 11 will be defined by amending this information after a special order has been issued to address this issue.

The list of activities and the conditions for subsidizing November salaries will be determined by the Government later, in accordance with the development of the epidemiological situation in the country.

In addition, companies and entrepreneurs who meet the conditions defined by the Program for obtaining subsidies, and who for any reason were late to apply for the July and August subsidies within the originally set deadlines, are granted an additional deadline for applications in the period from 20 October to 31 October 2020.