Flood disaster: How can employers provide assistance to affected employees?

Many employers would like to provide financial assistance to their employees who have been affected by environmental catastrophes. The following payroll tax simplifications apply to support affected individuals:

Affected employees can receive up to EUR 600 per calendar year tax-free from their employer as aid and assistance. If the aid is paid out to affected employees due to an extraordinary emergency situation,

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Salary extras – What benefits can I pay my employees in addition to their salary?

Particularly with regard to personnel recruitment, employers can offer additional, attractive benefits that go beyond mere payment in the form of salary.

With selected salary extras, employees’ pay can be optimized through tax-privileged and social security-free benefits to achieve a higher net payout. Employers can thus reward employees for good work performance,

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Corona crisis – Working from home: Home office & Co – what rules apply?

In order to contain the corona pandemic and reduce social contacts – also in the work environment – the Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales/ German Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS) has issued the Corona-Arbeitsschutzverordnung/ Corona Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance (Corona-ArbSchV). This also contains regulations on home office.

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What are the changes in 2021?

The new year brings with it a number of changes in payroll tax and social security law. We have summarized the most relevant changes in 2021 for you here. Here are the most important facts and key data:

  • Increase in the general minimum wage
  • Elimination of solidarity surcharge
  • Electromobility: increase in monthly flat rates for charging
  • Increase of the distance allowance
  • Mobility bonus as an alternative to the distance allowance
  • Increase in relief amount for single parents
  • Contribution rates and levy rates in 2021
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What changes in short-time work and short-time allowance?

We have summarized all the changes in short-time working and short-time allowance for you. This applies in detail:

  • the increase in the short-time working allowance
  • the new rules for new mini-jobs during short-time work in the main job
  • a summary of the recording obligation for marginally employed and short-term workers

You can find all details here.

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