Government measures targeting small businesses, including the introduction of the myDATA application
Question for written answer E-000758/2022/rev.1
to the Commission
Lefteris Nikolaou-Alavanos (NI)
The ‘digital transformation’ of the state is having severe consequences that are being felt on a daily basis by the self-employed, by wage-earners and by small business professionals, following the adoption of new guidelines and the activation of mechanisms such as the myDATA application, which is a funding priority of the Recovery Fund and the ‘Greece 2.0’. National Recovery and Resilience Plan.
This will create further problems, increasing the cost of keeping compulsory paperless accounts, mainly for individual and micro-enterprises. The inevitable consequence will be to further increase competition to the detriment of micro-enterprises, while strengthening the position of large companies through new tax incentives and concessions. Accordingly, further market concentration in the accounting sector will be accelerated, to the benefit of large companies.
Under the new measures, small businesses are required to have appropriate e-book software or face heavy fines for ‘non-compliance’.
In view of this:
- 1.Can the Commission state its position regarding calls by trade unions and other collective organisations not to implement government proposals and framework provisions regarding myData, since they would merely serve to accelerate the concentration of capital and market into the hands of large accounting, auditing and software companies in particular?
- 2.How does it view the decision of the ND government to fine small businesses for failure to enter data in e-books or for entering it after the deadline?