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Taxation of Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) and Pandemic Unemployment Payments (PUP)

The Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme payments are subject to Income Tax (IT) and Universal Social Charge (USC). Pandemic Unemployment Payments are subject to Income Tax. Employees will be able to view their tax position by obtaining a Preliminary End of Year Statement on their MyAccount with Revenue. To finalise their tax position, claim additional credits

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Lay Off, Short- Time Working & Redundancy

What is Lay – Off? A lay-off situation arises if your employer: Is unable to provide work for you, Believes this is a temporary situation and, Gives you notification of the lay off before the work finishes. It may be a case that your employer may have had to close their business due to COVID-19

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What the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is

The COVID – 19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is available to employees and self-employed people who are unemployed or who have their hours of work reduced during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. This includes people who have been put on part-time or casual work. The payment has a simple one-page application form and will be paid for

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Coronavirus & the Workplace

Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19 In January 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease in Hubei Province, China. WHO stated there is a high risk of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreading to other countries around the world. Public health authorities around the world are taking action

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Company Director Requirements

Every company is required to have two directors. There is one exception to this, that being a Private Company Limited by Shares (LTD). This company type can have a single director if so desired. However, a separate Company Secretary is required. All other company types must have two directors – Public Companies, DACs (Designated Activity

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Six Things That Every Company Director Should Know About Company Registration

We have summarised six things that every company director should know about the requirements of filing documents with the CRO. Every company, whether trading or not, must file an annual return at the CRO not later than 28 days from its statutory annual return date (ARD). A company director must ensure that an annual return

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Public Holiday Pay and Entitlements

There are 9 public holidays in Ireland each year. Public holidays sometimes called a bank holiday, are: New Year’s Day (1 January) St. Patrick’s Day (17 March) Easter Monday First Monday in May, June, August Last Monday in October Christmas Day (25 December) St. Stephen’s Day (26 December) Most employees are entitled to paid leave on

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Budget 2020

Further to Budget 2020 announced by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe last week, the impact on payroll for 2020 is as follows: There were no changes made to tax credits, cut off points or the rates of PAYE. There were no changes made to the Universal Social Charge rates (USC). The Earned Income Tax Credit increased

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Voluntary Strike Off for a Company

Voluntary Strike – Off is one way in which you may formally wind up a company that you have registered in Ireland. A company that ceases to trade, or has never traded, has no assets in excess of €150 and which has no outstanding creditors can request that the Registrar strike-off the company for the

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CWPS Pension Contribution Rates increase from October 1st 2019

The Construction Workers’ Pension Scheme (CWPS) is an industry-wide pension scheme, providing low cost pension and protection benefits for workers in the construction and related industries. CWPS satisfies the conditions of the Sectoral Employment Orders for the construction sector as it provides retirement benefits as well as sick pay and death in service benefits for