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In this article, you will find a summary of important information and news about the development of government measures related to driving with Uber. We will keep the page up-to-date to ensure that relevant information is always available.
A. Fiscal benefits (taxes)
If you are an individual entrepreneur:
- you should benefit from the social security holiday. The law (#533-IX) was passed to exempt IEs from social security contribution due for March and April 2020.
If you lease your car or have other contractual payments:
- you may be able to defer such payments by claiming force-majeure. Check the contract and consult the Chamber of Commerce, which – according to many contracts – is an organization able to certify force-majeure. More here
If you have consumer credit payments:
- you are likely exempt from late payment penalties in April and May 2020. Additionally, the Law 533-IX bans lenders from increasing an interest rate in most cases.
C. State subsidies of wages
If you are hospitalized or had to self-isolate because of COVID-19:
- you may be eligible to receive social security payments, at 50% of the average income, under Article 24 of the Social Secuity Act.