Businesses can begin to submit claims under the Government’s Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS) from today – businesses must have already registered to make a claim. The claims portal is available via the eRepayments system on Revenue’s Online Service (ROS).
The scheme is intended to help businesses with increases in their energy costs during the period between September 2022 and February 2023. The scheme may be extended to April 2023.
Payments of 40% of the increase in the value of energy bills in the period 1 September 2022 to 28 February 2023 (when compared with the same billing periods 12 months previously) can now be claimed by eligible businesses. Payments to businesses in relation to September, October and November of this year could be made by the end of the year if businesses register and claim by the third week of December according to Revenue.
Payments under the scheme will be subject to a monthly cap of €10,000, although this may rise to a maximum of €30,000 if a business operates from multiple locations, subject to certain criteria. Over 3,200 businesses have already successfully registered for the TBESS. To make a claim via the portal, a business will need all electricity and natural gas bills for the reference period of 1 September 2021 to 28 February 2022. A business will also require an energy bill covering a period or periods after 1 September 2022 to make a claim