Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme

Today the Government announced the establishment of a Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme to respond to the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. This Scheme will be operated by Revenue and enables employees, whose employers are affected by the pandemic, to receive significant supports directly from their employer. The scheme is expected to last 12 weeks from 26 March 2020.

The Temporary Wage Subsidy replaces the previous Employer COVID-19 Refund Scheme and provides for a significant increase in the €203 per employee payment that previously applied.

More information is available on Revenues COVID-19 Information and advice for taxpayers and agents page.