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Norway: Tax developments in response to COVID-19 -

Submitted by mmarquez on Tue, 10/13/2020 - 13:57

KPMG Global (01.05.2020) To reduce costs and improve cash flow immediately, social security contribution rate will be reduced with 4 percent of the total contribution rate of 14.1% assumable for the salary payments in May and June.  Some areas in Norway pay 0%. These areas will receive a subsidy equal to 4 % of the employer social security contribution base. 

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norway
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Czech Republic: Late Employer SS Contribution Penalty Relief

Submitted by mmarquez on Tue, 10/13/2020 - 11:27

KPMG Global (27.05.2020) Reduction in the penalty for late payment of social security contributions payable by employers in the amount of 24.8 percent of their employees’ wages (employer’s contributions) for the calendar months of May to July 2020. If the contributions due for these months are paid by 20 October 2020, the employer will be required to pay only 20 percent of the standard penalty for late payment stipulated by the Insurance Premiums Act.2 The reduced penalty will thus correspond to approximately 4 percent interest rate per annum.

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czech republic
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Compliance and Contribution Collection

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Hungary: Social security relief for employers

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 09/24/2020 - 11:33

KMPG (15 March 2020) Modified social security rules are to apply for the period of March-June 2020 for certain sectors—the hospitality and tourism sector; entertainment, film industry, and performing art sector; the sport services sector; the event organization sector; and the gambling section. The changes provide that employers in these sectors will not be liable to pay the employer part of social security contributions (17.5% + 1.5%) with respect to employment income paid to employees for the period March-June 2020.

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hungary
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Korea: Subsidy to individuals who need to be isolated or hospitalized

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 09/17/2020 - 14:30

oecd.org (16.04.2020) Provision of a subsidy to individuals who need to be isolated (both self-isolation and hospitalisation) to support their living costs and penalises those who are suspected to be infected if they refuse to receive diagnostic test or subsequent treatment or go through self-isolation.

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korea, Republic of
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Health
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Korea: Zero out-of-pocket payment when suspected of infection with coronavirus

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 09/17/2020 - 14:24

oecd.org and mhis.or.kr (02.02.2020) Korea provides tests and subsequent treatment free of charge to patients and the cost is covered by central and local governments and the health insurance public corporation (the National Health Insurance covers 80% and the central government the remaining 20%).

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korea, Republic of
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Health Insurance
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Switzerland: COVID-19 temporary derogation with respect to individual tax and social security agreements for frontier workers finally extended until December 31, 2020

Submitted by siha on Wed, 09/02/2020 - 13:23

RSM Switzerland (28.08.2020)With the current worsening of the sanitary situation, further intense discussions, France and Switzerland finally agreed on a new extension of both social security and tax derogation schemes until December 31, 2020, to enable frontier workforce to keep high volume of home office and hence contribute to the fight against virus spread.

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france
switzerland
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Compliance and Contribution Collection
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Gender-sensitive policies as response to COVID-19

Submitted by mmarquez on Tue, 09/01/2020 - 11:51

UNDP (August 2020) The COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker monitors policy measures enacted by governments worldwide to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, and highlights responses that have integrated a gender lens. It includes national measures that are directly addressing women’s economic and social security, including unpaid care work, the labour market and violence against women. The tracker is coordinated by UNDP with substantive leadership and technical contributions from UN Women.

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Covid-19
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COVID-19 Health System Response Monitor

Submitted by mmarquez on Mon, 08/31/2020 - 15:31

The Health System Response Monitor (HSRM) has been designed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak to collect and organize up-to-date information on how countries are responding to the crisis. It focuses primarily on the responses of health systems but also captures wider public health initiatives. This is a joint undertaking of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, the European Commission, and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

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Europe
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Covid-19

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Policy Trackers | Oxford Supertracker

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 08/31/2020 - 15:15

The Oxford Supertracker is a global directory of over 100 policy trackers and surveys related to COVID-19. This novel collection is designed to assist researchers and policy-makers in keeping track of a rapidly growing number of data sources. You can search and identify relevant information resources, such as datasets, surveys, and systematic collections, across different areas, countries and data types.

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