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Update on the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme

The Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) has been extended to 31st August 2020. Revenue will continue to administer the scheme reimbursing employers for subsidy amounts paid to eligible employees, notified to Revenue via the payroll process. Employers Eligibility The eligibility criteria to continue participating within the scheme or to now join the scheme remains unchanged.

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COVID-19Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) – Operational Phase

The Operational Phase applies to any TWSS submissions submitted to Revenue on or after 4th May 2020. The Operational Phases ensures that the Subsidy paid to employers will be based on each individual employee’s Average Revenue Net Weekly Pay (ARNWP) and the gross pay as reported by the employer in the payroll submission, subject to

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Payment of COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment by Employers

Revenue has worked closely with the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) to provide an option for employers to make a payment of €203 per week to their employees through the normal payroll process who are temporarily laid off die to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The amounts paid to employees under the scheme

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Minimum Rate of Pay to rise with effect from February 1st 2020

The national minimum wage will increase from €9.80 per hour to €10.10 with effect from 1st February 2020. Employers should note that the minimum wage for all ages of work with effect from 1st February 2020 will be as follows: National Minimum Wage (Age 20 and over) = €10.10. Aged 19 = €9.09. Ages 18 

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Do you want to give your employees a tax free bonus?

You can give employees a small benefit of up to €500 in value, tax free each year. This benefit must not be in cash. If more than one benefit is given in a year, only the first one qualifies for tax free status. Unused allowance amounts cannot be carried over. Tax free vouchers or benefits

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Annual Leave Entitlements

All employees, whether they are full-time, part-time, temporary or casual, earn annual leave entitlements from the time they start work. Most employees are entitled to four weeks’ paid annual leave per leave year, although an employee’s contract could give greater rights. Calculating Annual Leave Under Section 19 (1) of The Organisation of Working Time Act, you are

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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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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

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Employer Payroll Obligations from January 1st 2019

Every employer must report payroll information to Revenue at the time they pay their employees. The Revenue Payroll Notification (RPN) has replaced the P2C. Employers must retrieve an up to date RPN for each employee before the payroll is run. This ensures employers are using the correct credits and cut-off point for their employees. The

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Are you aware of the changes to the allowable subsistence rates from July 1st 2019?

As and from July 1st 2019, Revenue has issued new domestic subsistence rates. Where employees necessarily incur expenses of travel and subsistence relating to that travel in the performance of the duties of their office or employment, the reimbursement of such expenses may, within certain limits be made tax-free. The conditions under which the reimbursement