They "freeze" again, until the end 2021, business and self-employed insurance contributions not paid during the first phase of the coronavirus pandemic and extended until 30 April 2021. The repayment of installments from overdue debt arrangements is extended by two months, while for 2022 the payment of the installments from the clearing of the interval is also transferred 2017-2019, self-employed contributions. The Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Kostis Hatzidakis, from the floor of Parliament, answering topical questions from opposition MPs, announced the extension of payments, according to the standards of the respective decisions of the Ministry of Finance, while he also announced a new special framework for the repayment of debts to 48 doses. Analytically, according to the minister, insurance contributions for businesses and freelancers, οι οποίες αφορούσαν την πρώτη περίοδο της καραντίνας και είχε δοθεί παράταση πληρωμής μέχρι τις 30 April 2021, "Freeze" again until 31/12/2021.
These are insurance contributions:
• Business-employers, which were "frozen" for the period February-April 2020 and were transferred for payment by 30 April 2021 and after.
• Self-employed and freelancers February-May 2020, for which an extension of payment had been granted until 30 April 2021.
• Any installments of debt of non-employees, from additional liquidation of insurance contributions of previous years, for which the first payment installment was re - assigned on 31 Of March 2021.
For these cases it is extended until December 31st 2021 their repayment, without the calculation during this period of interest and other surcharges due to overdue payment. Alongside, the "freezing" of the installments from overdue debt arrangements is planned, until the end of the year. The decision to extend the debts of January will be published immediately in the Official Gazette, while a similar decision will be made for February with the same affected KAD of January. According to Mr.. Hatzidaki, with legislation that will soon come to Parliament, A new special framework for the repayment of these debts will be defined with a choice between 24 interest-free installments or 48 interest rate installments 2,5% and start payment of installments by 1.1.2022.
"With this scheme we are in line with the tax debt arrangements that the Ministry of Finance is proceeding with., creating an integrated protection framework for companies and of course for their employees ", said the Minister of Labor.
From the floor of Parliament, Undersecretary of Labor Panos Tsakloglou announced the designation of COVID-19 as an "occupational disease". "Coronavirus is already recognized in our country as a risk factor for the health and safety of workers", said the Undersecretary, to add that the Ministry of Labor is working on the prospect of amending the Presidential Decree 41/2012 containing the National Catalog of Occupational Diseases, to register the disease caused by the SARS virus (coronavirus)». On the contrary, answering a question about the integration of sanitation in the heavy and unhealthy, Mr.. Tsakloglou pointed out that BAE is a separate issue from the recognition of COVID-19 as an occupational disease. "Membership applications - especially health - are ongoing and are now coming to the fore because of the pandemic. BAE is a permanent measure, but the pandemic is an emergency. in addition to, is not the exposure of all healthcare professionals to the risk of disease ", stated characteristically.