Corona premiums are only tax-free until March 2022. Do employees who have so far received nothing still have a chance of a bonus?
In order to alleviate the financial burden of the corona pandemic, the federal government has made it possible to pay a tax-free corona premium. Employees may be paid a total of 1,500 euros without deductions*, in the entire period since March 2020. Many employers have also let their employees benefit from this, such as the 1.1 million employees in the federal states who are to receive 1,300 euros as a corona bonus by March at the latest. But what if the windfall hasn’t materialized so far?
Corona bonus only tax-free until March 2022
Anyone who does not receive a corona bonus by the end of March 2022 can, according to a report by the German Press Agency (dpa). no more hope for now make the tax and duty-free special payment. Because the federal government had only made this possible temporarily.
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Nursing staff, Postbank and Deutsche Bank still have opportunities
In some sectors where the corona premiums are still being fought for, the chances of this are relatively good. The Verdi union is currently still trying to Postbank and the German bank to enforce the special payment “before the time window for it closes,” says a dpa report.
And also up caregivers the promised care bonus is still waiting, which the SPD, Greens and FDP want to make possible. So far, there has been talk of a tax-free Corona bonus of up to 3,000 euros. It is still unclear whether all nurses will really benefit from this, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach wanted to limit the number of recipients, as he recently announced. (as) *Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.