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Energy flat rate of 300 euros as a salary subsidy – when will the money be paid out?

2022-05-19T06:27:58.896Z

Energy flat rate of 300 euros as a salary subsidy – when will the money be paid out? Created: 05/19/2022, 08:17 By: Anne Hund Every employee who is subject to income tax and who is classified in tax brackets 1-5 should receive a one-time lump sum of 300 euros gross. The traffic light coalition is responding to the sharp rise in energy and fuel prices with extensive relief for people in Germany



Energy flat rate of 300 euros as a salary subsidy – when will the money be paid out?

Created: 05/19/2022, 08:17

By: Anne Hund

Every employee who is subject to income tax and who is classified in tax brackets 1-5 should receive a one-time lump sum of 300 euros gross.

The traffic light coalition is responding to the sharp rise in energy and fuel prices with extensive relief for people in Germany worth billions.

The traffic light relief package includes a flat-

rate energy price allowance of 300 euros.

Who should benefit from this flat rate in the future?

Energy flat rate of 300 euros: who gets the money?

All employees receive 300 euros from the state as an energy allowance.

© K. Schmitt/Imago

According to the German Press Agency (dpa), the coalition leaders had agreed on this: Every

employee

who is subject to income tax and who is classified in tax brackets 1-5 should receive the one-time gross lump sum of 300 euros.

The

money is paid out by the employer as a salary subsidy

,

for the self-employed the advance tax payment is reduced instead

.

The lump sum is subject to income tax.

If you have a high tax rate, you get less out of it in the end –

if you stay below the basic tax-free allowance, you benefit from the full amount

.

In this way, the middle of society is relieved quickly, unbureaucratically and socially justly, according to the dpa in the traffic light paper.

If pensioners or people with a

tax-free mini-job

should also benefit, the traffic light would have to clarify that, the dpa report said at the time.

The Parity Welfare Association complained in the "Rheinische Post" (

March 25

) of a "social imbalance".

In a report on

Businessinsider.de (as of March 25)

on the

energy price flat rate mentioned

meanwhile it said, among other things: "Pensioners, students and others who do not work or earn too little will go away empty-handed." The money is paid out by the employers to their employees.

The companies could then get the amount back from the state.

The Business Insider report also said: "If pensioners, students and others do a midi job (450 to 1300 euros per month), then they also benefit from the protection according to the plans of the traffic light government." More about the energy flat rate You can find out more about this in connection with working in marginal employment here.

Social associations and economists have meanwhile called on the federal government to ensure that the planned energy price flat rate of 300 euros should also apply to pensioners, for example. 

Energy price flat rate for employed persons: When will the money come?

Meanwhile, another question remained open, namely

when workers should receive the planned energy allowance of 300 euros

.

There is now clarity here: "The amount is a one-time payment as a taxable bonus on the salary that is to be paid out by the employer in September," says a report on

MDR.de

(as of April 28).

For the self-employed, the 

advance income tax payment

should be  reduced once by this amount.

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Flat rate employee allowance was increased to 1,200 euros

The coalition had previously decided that – in order to support employees in view of the increased energy prices – the

employee allowance 

for income tax would be increased by 200 euros 

to 1,200 euros, retrospectively from January 1, 2022

.

(

ahu)

Source: merkur

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