EWSS ‘sweepback’ payments for July and August 2020

Sep 07, 2020

Employers who are eligible and registered for the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) can backdate a claim to 1 July 2020 for newly or seasonally hired employees not previously included in the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS).  This is called the sweepback facility and opens on 15 September. 

Employers must complete a sweepback template with eligible employee’s name, PPSN and employment ID. From 15 September, the completed templates can be uploaded to ROS via a new facility in Employer Services.   Once the templates are uploaded to ROS, Revenue will calculate the total subsidy due and make the relevant payment to the employer’s designated bank account as soon as possible after 16 September. Revenue will also credit the difference between the employer PRSI already returned and the reduced rate of 0.5 percent due under the EWSS against the employer’s PRSI liability for August 2020.

A further operational guideline on completing the sweepback template and using the new upload facility in ROS will issue on 8 September. In the meantime, see Revenue’s press release for available details.