What's new for eSocial in 2021?
Officially in force since 2018, eSocial is routine for many companies. Created with the aim of unifying the sending of labor and business information, the tool reaches its third year with news to be monitored by HR.
The main change for 2021 is the so-called Simplified eSocial. Provided by law, the appeal, as its name says, aims to make the handling of information more practical and agile. With it, the following changes will occur, according to the Federal Government:
Layout with reduced number of fields;
Flexibility of rules that prevent the receipt of information (for example, regarding payroll closing rules, what is pending will be alerted instead of errors in the tool);
Facilitation in the provision of information whose destination is the fulfillment of tax, social security and FGTS deposits;
CPF will be the only document required to identify the worker (there are no more fields that also required the NIS)
Simplified declaration of remuneration and payments.
Another important point for business managers to pay attention to is the eSocial year calendar. As of May, new requirements must be fulfilled:
05/01: Group 3 (employers opting for Simples Nacional, individual employers - except domestic -, rural producer PF and non-profit entities), sending and payroll events are now mandatory;
06/08: Group 1 (Companies with annual sales above R $ 78 million), the fourth and final phase requires the submission of occupational safety and health (OSH) data
Month 07: For Groups 2 (business entities with sales in 2016 of up to R $ 78,000,000.00 (seventy-eight million) and who are not opting for Simples Nacional) and 3: Start of sending information by public agencies;
07/08: Group 4 (public bodies and international organizations): 1st phase, with the requirement for information related to the bodies, that is, employers' registers and tables;
09/08: Group 2: last phase, in which data on safety and health at work (OSH) should be sent;
11/08: Group 4: In this phase (last for the group), the entities are obliged to send information regarding the servers and their links with the bodies (non-periodic events). Ex: admissions, absences and dismissals.
In addition, HRs should note that the new system will replace some of the existing obligations. The list includes the GRF (FGTS Collection Guide), payroll events, DCTF (Federal Tax Debt and Credit Declaration), MANAD (Digital Files Regulatory Manual), CD (Dismissal Communication), PPP (Profile Social Security Professional) and CAT (Work Accident Communication).