POS: The deadline for joining the 4th financing cycle expires on 12 March

It expires tomorrow, Tuesday 12 March the deadline for submitting an application to the 4th cycle of the cost of purchasing, upgrading POS, and interconnection with the cash machine, through the platform. The potential interest shown in joining the 4th cycle of the funding programme comes as a follow-up to the first 3 cycles during which vouchers were approved in 290,975 companies with total funding amounting to EUR 40,6 million. It is recalled that the aid is in the form of a cheque (voucher) and the beneficiaries have the possibility to use it in approved suppliers of the Digital Transactions programme, the Ministries of National Economy and Finance and Digital Governance. The “Digital Transactions” programme is carried out within the framework of the “Digital Transformation MME” action, implemented by the Ministry of Digital Governance and the Information Society (M.A.C.), under the National Recovery and Durability Plan of Greece 2.0 with the funding of the European Union-Next Generation EU. In the 4th round of financing, new eligible activities have been added, for example, to the processing and marketing of fishery and aquaculture products and are: CAD Description of Activity – Production of fats and oils and their fractions, fish and marine mammals – Commercial representatives involved in the sale of fish, live and brood – Trade representatives involved in the sale of fish, crustaceans and molluscs, non-live – Wholesale of products n.e.c. fish or crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates — Wholesale of natural pearls and similar products, molluscs, crustaceans or echinoderms and cuttlefish — Wholesale of pearls from cultivation, raw materials — Wholesale of natural pearls, raw — Retail trade of coral and similar products, molluscs, crustaceans or echinoderms and cuttlefish bones — Retail trade of fish, shellfish and molluscs, by correspondence or via the Internet — Other retail trade of fish, crustaceans and molluscs other than stores, outdoor or market processing and maintenance of fish, crustaceans and molluscs — Wholesale of fish, crustaceans and crustaceans In addition, where an undertaking operates in more than one CPR, the CPR of Main Activity shall first be taken into account in assessing eligibility and if it is not eligible, secondly the CPR with the largest revenue. It is noted that, especially in Energy Category 1, companies that have one of the following CDEs, which concern retail trade activities in open-air stalls and markets, are eligible, even if they are not the main CAD or CAD with the highest revenue: CAD Description of Activity – Retail trade of food, beverages and tobacco, producer-seller on open-air counters and markets – Retail trade of foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco, professional – seller on outdoor counters and markets – Retail trade of other goods, producer-seller on open-air counters and markets – Retail trade of other goods, professional – seller on outdoor counters and markets It is necessary that the above mentioned CSAs show non-zero revenues in the reference year in that CSA. It is noted that the start-up and 5th cycle of financing is expected for those who did not join the previous cycles and are entitled to funding. Interconnection of POS It is recalled that, following the recent extension communication in order to complete without technical problems the major task of connecting POS with cash machines, the relevant deadlines are set as follows: By 31 March for those undertakings that have not interconnected their systems in order to contact authorised cash machine installers to complete the process. It is noted that this extension can be extended for an additional month, i.e. until 30 April: for businesses that have failed to find an available appointment within March, but have a scheduled appointment with an installation technician within April. The appointments should be stated on a special platform to be launched by the AADE on the second 15th of March. for businesses that will declare on the POS Registry that they are going to replace their cash system with some of the new available solutions all in one, which does not require any additional interconnection actions. Already, two electronic billing providers have been approved with such solutions and very soon more are expected. It is clarified that those companies falling within the 35 retail branches that are required to install POS, provided that they are ordered by 29 February have the opportunity to install it within March. They should then proceed to the POS link with the cash flow within the timetables mentioned above and which concern all companies. Especially companies using a software system (ERP) and must follow the basic interconnection rule of A.1155/2023 for their POS, it is recalled that they already have a deadline until 31 May. At the same time as the new interconnection schedule, the deadline for the withdrawal of tax mechanisms (EFRS) is extended until 30 April and the companies using them will withdraw. It is clarified that the cashiers of companies closed for any reason (e.g. seasonality) and will open after the end of the above timetable (which amounts to around 30,000) should be linked to the POS terminals they have had since the first day of the operation of the operations.