Lithuania's government relief guide
As part of our global efforts to help support drivers [and delivery people/couriers, depending on country-level terminology] during the COVID-19 crisis, Uber is working to gather up-to-date information about government financial support that you may be eligible for and how you can request it.
In this guide, we’ll help answer important questions and provide access to resources to help you apply.¹
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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.
Fiscal benefits (taxes, etc)
As a Self employed driver you are entitled to:
- delay or distribute the payment of personal income tax arrears. They would be arranged in the same manner as any other tax arrears.
- Personal income declaration and income tax payment postponed by 2 months (until 1 July). More information on the State Tax Inspectorate website
- In case of failure to pay personal income tax on time, the Law on Tax Administration now allows delaying or distributing the payment of such arrears. They are arranged in the same manner as any other tax arrears. The State Tax Inspectorate evaluates each situation and makes the decision whether to allow the delay / distribution. If the decision is positive, the taxpayer and the State Tax Inspectorate signs a tax loan agreement. More on the procedure on how to apply for the tax loan agreement on the State Tax Inspectorate website
- State Tax Inspectorate has announced a list of quarantine-affected taxpayers that will be exempt from fines and default interest in case of late tax payments. Other companies can also apply to get those benefits. A company can check if it is in the list and find out how to apply, if it is not, on the State Tax Inspectorate website
- Government has also suspended enforced recovery of debts to the State Budget (from resident income).
- Health insurance contribution delay: People working with individual activity certificates and other self-employed can temporarily stop paying compulsory health insurance contributions during quarantine and emergency and continue being insured. They would have to cover this debt in 2 years after the quarantine and emergency was over. The law is still to be signed by the President, no information on the implementation yet. More information on the measure
Loans/ credits (lease specific if available etc)
As a Self employed driver you are entitled to:
- loan interest compensation for up to 6 months (during a loan payment holiday), preferential loans, financial guarantees provided by INVEGA.
- Consumer / real estate loan holiday: According to the new regulation, financial institutions have to allow to defer credit payments up to 3 months in case the borrower or his / her spouse becomes unemployed or loses at least one third of income. The borrower must submit a request to the financial institution. The agreement is made case by case, some of the banks allow the delay of up to 12 months (while still paying the interest). Link to the Law on Real Estate Related Credit; Law on Consumer Credit
Wages - state subsidies
- Self-employed persons who are prevented from continuing their activities due to an emergency or quarantine should receive fixed monthly payment of € 257. Applications are already being accepted by the Employment Services. More on the requirements and the application procedure
- Self-employed can choose not to pay compulsory health insurance contributions during quarantine and emergency and continue being insured. They would have to cover this debt in 2 years after it was over.
- Personal income declaration and income tax payment postponed by 2 months (until 1 July). The payment of personal income tax arrears can be distributed / delayed.
- Government has also suspended enforced recovery of debts to the State Budget from resident income.
- Possibility to agree upon an extended payment schedule for communal services (electricity, heating, water).
¹The material provided on this page does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal, financial, tax, or other advice. It is for informational purposes only. Please consult your attorney or financial adviser to obtain advice with respect to your particular situation. For your convenience, this page contains links to third-party websites. Uber is not responsible for the content in those third-party sites or the products or services offered through them. While we will make every effort to keep this site up to date, for the most current information please see the respective governmental or organizational sites.