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Application for operating support in the coronavirus situation for Helsinki-based sole entrepreneurs

The application time for support for sole entrepreneurs ended 30.9.2020 at 23.59. After this you're not able to send applications anymore.

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The application time for support for sole entrepreneurs ended 30.9.2020 at 23.59. After this you're not able to send applications anymore.

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The sole entrepreneur support is entrepreneur-specific. If the sole entrepreneur has several companies in which they work alone, then support is granted to the company that is the entrepreneur's main occupation. The operating support for sole entrepreneurs can also be applied for in the entrepreneur's home municipality (according to the YTJ Business Information System) alone.
The support for sole entrepreneurs can be applied for in parallel with unemployment benefits, which have been temporarily extended in Finland to entrepreneurs. The 2,000-euro support for fixed expenses does not affect this payment of unemployment benefits.

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Prerequisites:

- The support is intended for full-time sole entrepreneurs, regardless of the legal form of the company.

- The prerequisites are met, if you are insured under the self-employed persons' pension insurance (YEL) and you have an annual entrepreneurial income or invoicing of at least 20,000 euros. If you have started your business activities less than six months ago, then you have to prove that the revenue stream, if uninterrupted, would have accrued invoicing of 20,000 euros over a time period of 12 months.

- A sole entrepreneur cannot have employees on payroll when applying for support. If you had employees before 16 March 2020, but have dismissed them (not laid them off), you are entitled to the support. If the company has other people with YEL-insurance, who are de facto working at the company, then you can apply for support from the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment.

- The financial situation and turnover of your business activities have deteriorated significantly after 16 March 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. Significantly means that the turnover has dropped by more than 30 per cent, if it has remained stable during the previous 12-month period.

- The business activities have been profitable based on the 2019 financial statements or the tax return. If you have tax liabilities, then you must have a plan in place for the repayment of the debt that has been approved by the Tax Administration. The sole entrepreneur's report of an exceptional situation in 2019 can be taken into consideration in the profitability evaluation.

- Your business activities must have the potential to become profitable after the coronavirus epidemic. You must also report how you plan to use the support money. The support cannot be used for paying the entrepreneur's salary. It must be used, for example, for rent, acquisitions or other equivalent expenses. The business activities must also continue after the coronavirus epidemic.

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The application time for support for sole entrepreneurs ended 30.9.2020 at 23.59. After this you're not able to send applications anymore.

Available languages:

Finnish

Organizer:

Central Administration

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