The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, and the Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht, Catherine Martin, have launched the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS).
Eligible businesses can now register for the scheme on the Revenue Online Service (ROS). The registration process will include providing details such as the location of the business and average weekly turnover for 2019. The claims process will be available from mid-November. Once they have registered, a taxpayer will be able to make a claim for the period their business is limited from operating due to public health guidelines and restrictions.
The CRSS is a targeted support for businesses significantly impacted by restrictions introduced by the government under public health regulations to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The scheme will operate from 13 October 2020 to 31 March 2021 and there is provision for the Minister for Finance to vary aspects of the scheme by Ministerial Order