On 22.01.2021, the annual TSO-DATA annual change seminar took place again. Due to the current situation, it was not held on site in Osnabrück as usual, but as an online event via Microsoft Teams.
26 participants informed themselves in two exciting presentations about the changes in the law in the area of wages and salaries as well as about the innovations in the wage, salary and personnel solution NAPA3.
For our online format, we were again able to win over the renowned speaker Dipl. Finanzwirt Heinz-Willi Schaffhausen, who presented the important changes affecting companies at the turn of the year in his special way. Topics such as the home office allowance, changes in the annual tax law, outplacement counselling (i.e. counselling services for professional reorientation upon termination of employment), the subsidy amount for occupational pension schemes for low-income earners and also the changes in the allowances for disabled persons were on the agenda. As if that were not enough, Heinz-Willi Schaffhausen also spoke about the law on the implementation of the climate protection programme, the increase of the distance allowance and the mobility bonus, the reduction of the solidarity surcharge and the differentiation between cash wages and wages in kind. He also enthusiastically explained changes in travel expenses, the Corona bonus, short-time allowance and the assessment of remuneration in kind to the participants using practical examples from everyday life.
After a short break, Regine Messner from the haveldata team gave the participants a comprehensive overview of NAPA3 and an outlook on its many functions. In addition to the A1 reporting procedure and the UV wage statement, the lecture also dealt with the Infection Protection Act and the employer's obligations. What has to be taken into account regarding Corona with the changes in child sickness benefits was also explained. The recording of master data in the case of quarantine, absences in the case of voluntary quarantine and accounting in the case of quarantine were also topics that were partly demonstrated live in the system, as was short-time work (implementation in NAPA3) and the reimbursement of SI contributions.
Even though the annual change seminar took place in an online format, the participants agreed that this year's event was once again a good opportunity to get a compact presentation of the important changes in the law and thus to accept and implement the innovations in the best possible way.