Revenue eBrief No. 044/20

18 March 2020

Revenue to operate Employer COVID-19 Refund Scheme on behalf of DEASP

Revenue has worked closely with the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) in relation to the special support payment of €203 per week being made to employees who have been temporarily laid off as a result of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. 

Revenue has provided an option for employers to make this payment to their employees through the normal payroll process. Amounts paid to employees will be refunded to the employer’s bank account, in general, on a ‘next day’ basis.

Details of the scheme are available on the Revenue website.