TWSS employee FAQ updated

Jun 29, 2020

Versions 5 of the FAQ, Guidance for PAYE Employees whose Employers have been affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic and are availing of the TWS, was released by Revenue on 24 June 2020 to reflect new updates and clarifications.

Updated items include:

  • How long will TWSS payments last – Confirmation of the extension of the scheme to 31 August. (Paragraph 1)
  • How do I know if my employer is claiming the TWSS – Subsidy payments made to date are visible to each employee in myAccount on ROS. (Paragraph 13)
  • Week 1 basis – Revenue will place all employees receiving the Temporary Wage Subsidy (TWS) or the pandemic unemployment payment (PUP) on the Week 1 basis, to attempt to mitigate the impact of the employee receiving untax income throughout the year. Notification to operate the Week 1 basis was sent to employer’s ROS inbox on 21 June. Further details on the Week 1 basis have also been included. (Paragraph 19)
  • Eligibility of apprentices returning from training – Revenue will retrospectively apply the TWSS for apprentices returning to work from training programmes run by SOLAS, who were not on their employer’s payroll in February 2020. (Paragraph 24)

Further details on these updates and additional information are highlighted in grey in Revenue’s TWSS FAQs for employees.