Finance Minister and local T.D. for Dublin Central earlier today encouraged businesses re-opening today, as part of the re-launch of indoor hospitality, to make a claim for an enhanced restart Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS) payment.
The maximum amount that may be claimed for each week has been increased from €5,000 to €10,000 with the total maximum payment being €30,000. Like Paschal, I strongly encourage #NorthInnerCity businesses re-opening today avail of the #Covid supports provided through CRSS initiative.
Under the scheme, businesses may claim for the restart payment within eight weeks of the date of re-opening. Claims can be made via the claim portal in respect of CRSS, which is available via the eRepayments system on ROS. Revenue has updated their guidelines to assist businesses and these can be found at this link https://www.revenue.ie/en/corporate/press-office/budget-information/2021/crss-guidelines.pdf.
The enhanced restart payments are provided for in the Finance (Covid-19 and Miscellaneous Provision) Act, which was signed into law on 19 July. Businesses who qualified for CRSS that are reopening after 2nd June are eligible for an enhanced ‘restart week’ payment, which will cover a period of three weeks at double the normal rate. This will assist them with the additional costs of reopening.
The Government has always committed that there would be no cliff edge to supports. Businesses that are no longer eligible for CRSS because they have reopened have the withdrawal of this support eased by the enhanced payments on reopening. I see this as part of the gradual unwinding of business supports, which will progressively return our public finances to a sustainable position while supporting the economic recovery.
For any business registered and needs additional information on the CRSS Initiative, the revised guidelines are available at https://www.revenue.ie/en/corporate/press-office/budget-information/2021/crss-guidelines.pdf.
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