Holiday bonus, can those who have already used it submit a new application?

Holiday bonus, can those who have already used it submit a new application?
Holiday bonus, can those who have already used it submit a new application?

Holiday bonus, who has already used it may present a new question? The holidays are approaching and the eyes are again focused on the facilitation born with the Relaunch Decree, but the answer is no.

The reasons are two:

  • it was possible to request the voucher and the relative deduction for the purchase of tourism-related services by deadline of December 31, 2020 and therefore currently no one can request it;
  • the norm currently in force speaks of a recognized benefit “For the tax periods 2020 and 2021 […] once to families with a ISEE up to 40,000 euros.

In other words the holiday bonus it can be used up to December 31, 2021 but only by those who have it required in the year that has ended and it doesn’t never used.

The benefit can go up to 500 euro, but its fruition takes place in two stages and in two ways:

  • come discount, equal to 80 percent of the recognized value, on the purchase of services offered by participating structures and agencies;
  • come deduction, for the remaining part of 20 per cent, in the tax return relating to the tax year in which the voucher was used.
2021 holiday bonus Family Amount (80 percent as a discount + 20 percent as a deduction)
More than three people 500 euro
Two people 300 euro
A person 150 euro

Holiday Bonus It is not possible to submit a new application for those who have already used it

The Support Decree bis introduced a little news on the use of the benefit provided by the Relaunch Decree: he also added to the list of structures that can join the initiative travel agencies and tour operators. First involved only as a means of payment.

The text, which saw the light at the end of May, has rekindled the spotlight on holiday bonus, which last year, however, did not achieve the desired results.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Economy and Financein fact, as of 23 September 2020 they had been presented only 1.5 million questions while resources were provided to satisfy 5.1 million requests.

Now with the reopening and the holidays coming up, the chance to get a discount on services offered by hotels, b & bs, tourist facilities in general but also tour operators and travel agencies is tempting to many. But few can access it.

From the birth of the holiday bonus until today there have been several changes applied to the text of article 176 of the Relaunch Decree.

The last news have concerned theuse, for example the deadline for redeeming the voucher has been extended to 31 December 2021, but not i time to apply.

The text currently in force, in fact, marks a term already expired for several months:

“5-bis. For the purposes of granting the facility, applications submitted by 31 December 2020 are taken into consideration, according to the application procedures already defined pursuant to paragraph 6. “

It is therefore not possible to apply for either who has never forwarded the request despite having the requisites neither for who has already requested and used it, for example, last summer.

Holiday bonus, question also for those who have already used it? You can only receive it once

Since the interventions on the text have been different, with the Support Decree bis a reopening of the window to apply was also expected, but it did not arrive.

The first and next useful opportunity to change the deadline for requesting the holiday bonus it could definitely be there conversion of Legislative Decree no. 73 of 25 May 2021: the parliamentary procedure must be completed within 60 days from the approval of the text and, therefore, by the end of July.

Even if a modification in this sense should find space, according to how the standard is currently set, for those who have already used the voucher would remain the possibility of accessing it again is precluded.

In paragraph 1 of article 176 of the Relaunch Decree, in fact, we read:

“1. For the tax periods 2020 and 2021 it is recognized, once, a credit in favor of families with ISEE currently valid, ordinary or current pursuant to article 9 of the decree of the President of the Council of Ministers 5 December 2013 n. 159, not exceeding 40,000 euros, which can be used, from 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2021, for the payment of services offered nationally by tourist accommodation companies, travel agencies and tour operators as well as agritourisms and bed & breakfasts in possession of the qualifications required by national and regional legislation for the exercise of tourist accommodation “.

Of course everything is editable, but one total reopening of the window to apply appears quite unlikely, also and above all for a matter of resources.

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