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Revenue have published guidelines on an update to the COVID-19 Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme for employees returning to work following a period of maternity or other related leave.
The following employees who may not have been on their employer's payroll on 29 February 2020 or may not have been paid in January or February 2020 are now eligible for the scheme:
  • those returning to work following a period of maternity, adoptive leave or related unpaid leave, or a period of paternity, parental leave or related unpaid leave
  • those that were in receipt of Health and Safety or Parent's Benefit paid by the Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection for February 2020
  • those that were in receipt of Illness Benefit paid by the DEASP for February 2020
If employers have any employees who meet these criteria then they need to log on to ROS and follow a simple step by step process to get them registered for the scheme.
Revenue will apply the scheme for eligible employees retrospectively from either 26 March 2020 or the date of return to employment or the date the employer was registered for the scheme, whichever is the latest.
You can learn more about the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme from Revenue here or contact your accountant.
Published 11/06/2020

Date published 11 Jun 2020 | Last updated 11 Jun 2020

This article is intended to inform rather than advise and is based on legislation and practice at the time. Taxpayer’s circumstances do vary and if you feel that the information provided is beneficial it is important that you contact us before implementation. If you take, or do not take action as a result of reading this article, before receiving our written endorsement, we will accept no responsibility for any financial loss incurred.

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