The benefits for the cessation of activity of self-employed workers are included in RDL 24/2020 of 26th of June. In addition, we recently saw that the Flexible Cessation of Activity for the Self-Employed has been established.
Benefits for the cessation of activity by self-employed workers
Now we would like to make some clarifications regarding the new benefits for the self-employed that the publication of Royal Decree Law 24/2020 of 26th of June entails.
The forms for making the corresponding applications are very similar to the format used in the PECATA, but with different access for each one of them.
Types of benefits
The names of each of the features:
- PECATA. Extraordinary Benefit for Cessation of Activity of the Self-Employed. The one that was enabled during the alarm state and that can be requested until 31/07/2020.
- POECATA. Same type of benefit. But for self-employed workers who are still registered in the Special Regime and expect to maintain a reduction in activity in the third quarter. Their reduction in turnover will be at least 75% in relation to the same period in 2019.
- PETECATA. Extraordinary benefit for seasonal self-employed workers.
Self-employed workers who have been collecting PECATA as of 30/06/2020 may benefit from fee exemptions:
- 100% of the contributions corresponding to the month of July.
- 50% of the contributions corresponding to the month of August.
- And finally, 25% of the contributions corresponding to September.
We can confirm one important thing that must be taken into account:
- The self-employed who opt for the benefit of cessation of new activity, will pay self-employment, but the part of social security corresponding to common contingencies. That is, 28.3% of the base. This means that the majority of the contribution will be paid together with the corresponding mutual benefit. In other words, this means that the self-employed will not have to pay again until 30th of September´20.
However, the conditions for justifying a drop in income are maintained at the request of the mutual insurance company. However, the conditions for justifying a drop in income are maintained at the request of the mutual insurance company. In the case of self-employed companies, it will be the fall in income on the part of the company.