Minister Donohoe Encourages Eligible Businesses to Claim CRSS


The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD, has encouraged eligible businesses to make their claim for the COVID Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS) for the period of restrictions up to 1st December 2020.

The CRSS is a targeted support for businesses directly impacted by restrictions introduced by the Government under public health regulations to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with the result that they have to temporarily close or significantly restrict access to their premises. Under the Scheme, qualifying businesses can apply to the Revenue Commissioners for a cash payment up to a maximum of €5,000 for each week that their business is affected by the COVID restrictions.

Additional seasonal support will be provided through CRSS to qualifying business that will continue to stay closed, through December, due to the extension of public health restrictions. The additional support will be up to a double payment of CRSS support for a period of three weeks subject to the statutory maximum payment of €5,000 per week. This will be payable for the weeks commencing 21st and 28th December and 4th January.

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Revenue have also issued an update on the scheme, details of which can be found here.