Parliamentary questions on the TWSS compliance programme

Jul 13, 2020

The TWSS compliance programme was discussed in the Dáil last week. The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe T.D. was asked about the ramifications for businesses who are unable to meet the five-day deadline set out by the Revenue, due to staff shortages or working from home arrangements.

The Minister for Finance detailed that “Revenue has assured me that it is fully aware of the difficulties that many businesses are currently experiencing due to the pandemic and will minimise any administrative burden arising from the compliance checks to the greatest extent possible, including issuing the compliance notifications on a staggered basis over the next few months.”

He assured the Dáil that “Where any employer genuinely cannot provide the required documentation or payslip copies within the five days due to staffing shortages, working from home arrangements or any other difficulty, Revenue will provide the additional time needed if the business makes contact and advises of when the documentation will be provided.”

The Minister’s full response can be read on the Oireachtas website.