SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The new deadline for employers to apply for the second cycle of Business Payroll Support or Lockdown Payroll Support is Friday June 5, 2020. The deadline has been extended to allow more employers the opportunity to apply for the stimulus payroll support.
The original deadline was May 31, 2020. Up until May 30 at approx. 6:30pm, a total of 672 employers have applied for the stimulus payroll support, 77 less than the previous month. Employers experiencing a minimum of 20% decline in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, can apply for the support, which would assist in the payroll of their employees and prevent layoffs.
Documents needed to get access to the Employer Portal include a recent chamber of commerce excerpt and a valid Sint Maarten I.D. or passport. New users of the SZV Employer Portal can review the online user manual or demonstration videos available on www.szv.sx.
To apply for Business Payroll Support or Lockdown Payroll Support you submit your ZV/OV declarations and Tax declaration form via the portal.
Attention: There is one online application form and you must select which payroll support plan you are applying for: Business Payroll Support or Lockdown Payroll Support.