COVID-19: Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme

May 13, 2020

Further guidance on the operational phase of the scheme was published by Revenue today (13 May).  The updates to the FAQs, now at version 11, include guidance on the treatment of employees re-hired post 1 May; a facility to include such employees in the Employer CSV file is expected to be implemented from 18 May 2020 (FAQ 2.8).  Other key updates cover eligible employees now on leave from employment (FAQ 4.6.3), refunds to employers from the transitional phase (FAQ 4.13) and subsidy refunds (FAQ 5).  We recommend that members familiarise themselves with the updates to the FAQs.  We continue to request clarifications from Revenue on operational aspects of the scheme and will update members via the appropriate channels of any clarifications received.