Time limits for CRSS claims highlighted by Minister Donohoe and Revenue

Dec 07, 2020

There is an eight-week time limit in which an eligible business can make a claim for payments under the CRSS. Revenue and the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD, provided detailed statements on this time limit, setting out the latest date on which a claim can be made for the restriction period up to 1 December.

Where a business was restricted in a relevant geographic location at Level 3 their claim period runs from 13 October to 1 December. For claim periods beginning on 13 October, businesses must register and claim before 13 December at the latest.

Where a business was affected by Level 4 or Level 5 restrictions their claim period runs from 19 October to 1 December. For claim periods beginning on 22 October 2020, when nationwide Level 5 restrictions were put in place, businesses must register and claim before 20 December at the latest.

One payment will be made in respect of the claim period and payments are made within 3 days of a qualifying claim.

In his press statement, the Minister encouraged eligible businesses who have not yet registered for the CRSS to do so within the eight-week claim period. Revenue is warning that businesses who leave their CRSS registration to the last-minute may be at risk of not being able to make a claim within the eight-week time period.

Further information can be found in the Revenue press release. Section 5.5 of the CRSS guidelines provides details on the start and end dates of claim periods.