EWSS registration is now open

Aug 24, 2020

Eligible employers or their payroll/tax agents can now register for the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) through ROS. Revenue confirmed the opening of the registration facility last Wednesday 20 August. Employers who are claiming the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) must separately register for the EWSS, as different eligibility conditions apply to both schemes.

Revenue confirmed that registration applications will only be processed if the employer:

  • is registered for PAYE/PRSI
  • has a bank account linked to that PAYE/PRSI registration, and
  • has tax clearance.

The employer or payroll/tax agent must make a self-declaration to Revenue confirming eligibility for the scheme, undertake to adhere to the required terms and conditions and retain all relevant records relating to the scheme.

Registration is effective from the date of application and cannot be backdated. Registration must be undertaken prior to the first payment date for which the EWSS is being claimed. Claims for new hires and seasonal workers can be made from 1 July 2020, subject to limited exceptions. Details on making an application for retrospective EWSS payments for these employees will be published by Revenue this week.

Further details on the registration process for the EWSS can be found in the Revenue press release.

Chartered Accountants Ireland is hosting a webinar with Revenue on the latest developments to the TWSS and the EWSS on Wednesday 26 August at 3.30 pm. You can register for the webinar here