Dl Relaunch, grants: who has the right and how to request them

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Among the measures provided by Raise (here the special QuiFinanza) in favor of companies affected by the coronavirus emergency, there is also the provision of grants. These aids are recognized to “operating” subjects business activity and of self-employment and agricultural income, VAT holders “, provided that the amount of turnover and fees for April 2020 is less than two thirds of the amount of turnover and fees for April 2019.

Funds allocated and objectives of the measure

The decree, in particular, brings into play 6 billion for indemnities in favor of small and medium-sized enterprises and for self-employed persons who have achieved revenues or fees for amounts not exceeding 5 million euros in 2019 and, in fact, which suffered a 33% reduction in turnover.

This measure should fill the critical points that emerged regarding the loans at subsidized rates with a state guarantee of up to 25 thousand euros previously allocated, implemented unevenly and with anything but punctual disbursement. Another problem noted was the fact that all the measures issued before the Relaunch Decree contemplated a rather complex bureaucratic process, which helped determine the delays already noted.

Aid for lost funds: how and to whom to apply

On the other hand, in the case of non-repayable grants provided for by the Relocation Decree, as the text of the decree explains (can be consulted and downloaded here), to get them you will need to present ask the Revenue Agency in digital mode, self-certifying the existence of the required requirements. The checks by the Agency and the Guardia di Finanza will be carried out only later, in order to shorten the delivery times.

The beneficiaries will be able to submit the request by 60 days from the date which will be communicated by the Revenue Agency, and the application must be accompanied by the self-certification of anti-mafia regularity. At that point, the contribution will be paid through direct credit to the payee’s current or postal account.

Post-delivery checks

Only following disbursement of the contribution, the Revenue Agency will communicate the data received to the Guardia di Finanza, who will find them with those held by the Ministry of the Interior. And if it were verified that the beneficiaries were not entitled to contributions requested, in whole or in part, the risk is that of incurring the accusation of undue perception and fraud against the state. The amount paid would be recovered and the penalties provided for by law would be applied.

How to calculate contributions

The parameter to be applied to calculate the amount of the contribution depends on the amount of revenues or fees of the company. For applicants who count revenues or fees not exceeding 400,000 euros, this parameter is the 20%; the 15% for subjects with revenues or fees above 400,000 euros is up to 1 million and finally the 10% for revenues or fees over 1 million and up to 5 million.

Once the percentage has been obtained, it must be applied to the difference between the amount of turnover and fees for the month of April 2020 and the amount of turnover and fees for the month of April 2019.

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