The 200-euro bonus is the measure put in place by the government to combat the cost of living. Some have already had it, such as retirees and citizens. Others are waiting, like school employees. We try to clarify from the information we have.
ATTENTION The situation is updated on July 5. In case of news, there will be timely updates on our site
The benefit, as is well known, is recognized for public sector employees, including those in schools. Teachers and Ata, therefore, benefit from the bonus of 200 euros. The bonus will not be subject to taxation because it does not contribute to the formation of income for personal income tax purposes. neither for employees and retirees, nor for VAT numbers, nor for other beneficiaries.
0.8% contribution reduction
Employees, public and private workers, holders of one or more employment relationships, are entitled to0.8% contribution exemption for the monthly salary in the period between January 1, 2022 and the day before the publication of the circular.
And here comes the first catch: for many this element is unknown, but it is a necessary condition to be entitled to the bonus of 200 euros. Let’s see better what it is.
The 0.8% contribution exemption is provided for in section 121 of Law 234/2021 (Budget Law).
“Exceptionally, for the payment periods from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022, an exemption from the Social Security contribution quota for disability, old age for employment relationships, excluding relationships is recognized. of domestic work and survivors in charge of the worker. by 0.8 percentage points as long as the taxable salary, calculated monthly for thirteen months, does not exceed the monthly amount of 2,692 euros, increased, for the month of December, by the thirteenth earned. Given the exceptionality of the measure referred to in the first period, the type of calculation of pension benefits remains in force.“.
Only in 2022, for labor relations, a social security exemption of 0.8 percentage points is provided with the condition of having an annual salary of 35 thousand euros gross..
According to the latest information collected, the relief arrives automatically (therefore, no application is required) and is only valid for the current year (2022). It applies to both private and public sector employees.
Be careful though. As he points out NoiPa in an article on their official website, in March, as a result of the application of INPS circular no. 43, of 22 March, the activities to update the procedures of the NoiPA system began, to provide for the contribution bonus of 0.8%. Therefore, from April onwards, public employees will also be able to find this contribution reduction on their salaries (it can be found in the IVS Law 234/2021 exemption).
Is it mandatory to have had the contribution reduced? Unfortunately, there are doubts about that. With a literal interpretation of the rule, the right to the payment of the bonus of 200 euros it is only linked to the acquisition of the right and not to the effective payroll response.
Let’s explain it better: the text of the law states that for the right to the bonus, workers must have benefited from the contribution exemption for at least one month of the first four months. The INPS instructions, however, received by NoiPa in late March, arrived late.
For labor consultants it is believed that “For the right to compensation, it is sufficient for the acquisition of the right and, therefore, that the worker has the requirements provided for in the aforementioned article 1, section 121, Law No. 234/2021 for at least one month’s salary […] therefore, regardless of whether the exposure to the contribution exemption actually occurred in one of the monthly contribution reports for the period in question. “
Therefore, in theory, the acquisition of the right would only suffice. If, on the other hand, they should have benefited from the 0.8% contribution reduction provided for in the Budget Law, many would be left out despite having a gross annual income of less than 35,000 euros.
Will the 200 euro bonus be recognized automatically? Yes, self-declaration is not necessary for public employees whose payroll services are managed by the computer system of the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
Since yesterday, however, there have been several reports from our readers about the lack of display of the 200 euro bonus in the July coupon.
Remember that, the date of payment of the salary of the fixed staff of the school is scheduled for Friday, July 22nd. Close to payment too the payroll will be visible in the personal area of NoiPA.
Several readers have wondered if the school’s permanent staff really falls within the measure and if it will mostly be provided in July or August..
For the first questionfrom what has been collected, it is difficult to think of an exclusion of teachers and the Ata even if the payroll does not include the contribution reduction of 0.8%, a necessary condition for the acquisition of the bonus.
On the second questionInps, in the circular of June 24, makes no difference between public and private and leaves open, unless otherwise interpreted, the possibility that this may also happen in August (hypothesis, currently remote).
In fact, we read: “The aforementioned indemnity must be paid, given the employment relationship (fixed or indefinite) in the month of July and the other requirements established by the aforementioned article 31, with the remuneration for the month of July 2022 (although has been paid in August) .with the denunciation of Uniemens before the 31st of August “.
The INPS circular does not clarify whether they are public sector employees or only the private sector, but writes generically about “Employees”.
What should be done then? We have to be patient for a few more days and wait for the payroll to show up. At the same time, however, an official NoiPa note would be desirable to reassure not only school staff, but also public employees pending the measure.
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The bonus of 200 euros is not planned for temporary workers from June 30, as the remuneration in which to recognize the bonus is that of July.
Salary July 2022, amount visible in NoiPA. There is no bonus of € 200