Monday, June 5

How to request the subsidy of $22,000 per worker

The amount of assistance It varies according to the sector in which the company develops its activities:

  • Non-critical affected sectors: 70% of the net remuneration (83% of the total remuneration declared in the F.931) up to a maximum of $9,000;
  • Critical sectors and health: 70% of the net remuneration (83% of the total remuneration declared in the F.931) up to a maximum of $22,000;

How to order the Repro II

Every employer and employer must have updated the data of their workers In the portal AFIP Registration Simplification, especially the uniform bank codes (CBU) of the accounts where the benefit will be granted. The lack of information or error in the data of the workers, will cause the cancellation of the payment to them.

The benefit of the REPRO 2 program will be extended for ONE (1) month. Employers must enroll in the Program on a monthly basis in order to access it.

The update of the CBUs in the databases will be up to 72 hours prior to the registration of each month.

Meanwhile, this week the Ministry of Labor made official the pre-selection and selection requirements for the Productive Recovery Program II (Repro II), for wages earned in December 2021.

It did so through Resolution 12/2022 published in the Official Gazette, which adopts recommendations made by the Evaluation and Monitoring Committee of the Repro II Program in its joint minutes 14, after its meeting on January 3.

As a general criterion, the Committee concluded that, beyond highlighting the economic and labor recovery in recent months, “there are no relevant reasons that justify the introduction of changes to the set of parameters and access conditions, defined for the programs implemented last month previous”.

Regarding the pre-selection criteria, the Committee established that, for critical and non-critical sectors, as well as for the Emergency Assistance Program for Independent Workers in Critical Sectors, the billing registered in November 2019 will be taken and the same month of 2021.

This difference remained at 30% in real terms, but was reduced to 43.8% nominal, lower than the 46.2% of the previous resolution (803/2021), due to a drop in biannual inflation.

“The variation of the CPI between November 2019 and November 2021 amounted to 105.3%, when the increase in this indicator had been 108.8% between October 2019 and October 2021”, indicated the Committee in the foundation of the new nominal adjustment criterion.

That same comparison period will be used in the health sector, although the billing difference must give at least a variation of 0% in real terms, and at most an increase of 105.3% in nominal terms, 3.5 points percentage less than in November.

Regarding the percentage variation of VAT on purchases, the ceiling of 67% was maintained for the critical and affected non-critical sectors and 108.8% for the health sector, already established for November salaries.

Likewise, other parameters were maintained, such as a drop greater than 0% in the variation of the ratio between labor cost and billing, indebtedness (greater than 0.6), liquidity (2.5) and variation in the consumption of electricity and gas. (less than 0%).

Regarding the variation in imports, it must be a drop of at least 20% for companies with less than 800 workers, and 30% for the rest, but 0% for health companies, as in the resolution previous.

On the other hand, the Committee highlighted that “the recovery of the economy, in a context where vaccination is advancing among the population, is leaving room to materialize a significant and sustained improvement in labor indicators.”

“It can be seen that employment growth extends throughout all branches of activity, each of which is showing a path of recovery that evolves at different speeds,” he added, while noting that “in some sectors the employment is above pre-pandemic levels, and in others, although it is growing, it has not yet reached the level it showed at the beginning of 2020”.

In this framework, he highlighted that the number of salaried workers “accumulates 12 months of growth” and that “between October 2020 and October 2021, there is a net incorporation of 146 thousand people into formal employment in the country as a whole”.

“As a result of this dynamic, in the last twelve months, 78% of the salaried jobs in the private sector lost during the first months of the pandemic (146,000 out of a total of 188,000 jobs) have been recovered,” the Committee added. .

To access the benefit, employers must meet the conditions according to the sector they are framed, and according to the parameters set for each one.

In the case of the affected sectors, both critical and non-critical, they must achieve compliance with at least four of the six established parameters, of which variations in VAT on purchases and the relationship between labor cost and billing will be mandatory. .

For the health sector, among the four parameters that must be met, the percentage variation of the relationship between labor cost and billing must be included.