(ČIA) The Financial Administration received 196,517 applications for compensation bonuses for self-employed persons for processing. In terms of regions, the largest number of applications was received in Prague (25,745). As of April 16, 2020, the tax authorities ordered to pay an amount of over CZK 1.8bn to the applicants, and on April 20 another CZK 1.5bn was ordered. The average compensation bonus per application reached CZK 24,833. The Act on the Compensation Bonuses for the Self-Employed Persons, designed to mitigate the negative effects of events related to the spread of coronavirus, came into effect on April 14.