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COVID-19: Tax Alerts

The business and tax landscapes have changed dramatically, and the pace and complexity of change continues to increase. As the global economy and the world come to grips with the expanding effects of COVID-19, those managing the tax affairs of a company need to support their management in dealing with the consequences. Decisions at this time are likely to have immediate and potentially long-term implications from a tax perspective. We can help you navigate this shifting landscape. Please see our alerts below which examine various COVID-19 related topics:

Tax Alert: EWSS – Update - Urgent Action Required

The Financial Provisions (COVID-19) (No. 2) Act 2020 (the Act) signed into law the provision of the July Stimulus package, announced by the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohue. Following its publication, the Collector General issued a press release and Revenue issued guidance on the operation of the employment wage subsidy scheme (EWSS).

18 Aug 2020 | July Stimulus package | Dublin

VAT Alert: VAT rate decrease announced as part of the July 2020 Stimulus Plan

The July 2020 Jobs Stimulus Plan announced by the Government contains a suite of tax, loan and expenditure measures designed to directly support business at all levels of the economy that are negatively impacted by COVID-19.

06 Aug 2020 | July 2020 Stimulus Plan | Dublin

PAS Alert: July Stimulus Package - Employment Related Measures

The Government recently announced its stimulus package to further address the economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Financial Provisions Bill 2020 was published on 24 July to give legislative effect to the Government announcement, and contains a number of initiatives to assist employers with payroll costs.

29 July 2020 | Employment Related Measures | Dublin

Tax alert: July Stimulus Package

On 23 July the Government announced its €7 billion stimulus package in response to challenges faced as a result of the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

23 July 2020 | Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWS) | Dublin

Irish immigration and COVID-19: Visa applications, Student registrations & Self-isolation on arrival

The Irish authorities have resumed the processing of Irish visa applications, provided guidance on renewal of residency permission for non-EEA students residing in Dublin and extended the mandatory obligation to complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form.

24 June 2020 | COVID-19 | Dublin

COVID-19 Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (Updated June 2020)

On Friday, 5 June, the Minister for Finance announced that the Temporary Wage Subsidy (TWS) Scheme in its current format is to be extended to 31 August. It was initially due to expire on 18 June.

10 June 2020 | COVID-19 | Dublin

Irish Immigration and COVID-19 alert: Irish Residence Permission & Public Health Passenger Locator Form

On 22 May 2020, the Irish Immigration Service Delivery Unit (ISD, formerly INIS) within the Department of Justice and Equality (DJE) announced a new procedure for those seeking to register their residency and obtain Irish Residence Permission for the first time.

26 May 2020 | COVID-19 | Dublin

Immigration alert: Irish immigration and COVID-19

The Irish authorities have released a 5-phase approach to lifting the restrictions imposed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

19 May 2020 | COVID-19 | Dublin

PAS alert: Temporary wage subsidy scheme – 05 may update

Revenue have now issued updated guidance (Version 9) on the Temporary Wage Subsidy (TWS) scheme, outlining the provisions that apply from 4th May 2020, during what is known as the Operational Phase.

17 Apr 2020 | COVID-19 | Dublin

COVID-19 Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme – further update

On Wednesday 15th April, the Minister for Finance introduced a tiered system and amended rates of subsidy to the Temporary Wage Subsidy (TWS) scheme.

17 Apr 2020 | COVID-19 | Dublin

Management of indirect taxes in the COVID-19 environment

Many businesses are facing stress on cash and liquidity and supply chain disruption at this time. As indirect taxes are transaction based, they are likely to be the biggest cash-based tax a business deals with and greatly impacted by supply chain changes.

06 Apr 2020 | COVID-19 | Dublin

COVID-19: Impact on Employers update on Benefits-in-Kind (BIKs)

This alert provides an update to further clarification received from Revenue during the week in relation to the provision of BIKs to employees during the outbreak.

03 Apr 2020 | COVID-19 | Dublin

COVID-19 Immigration Alert: Irish immigration

On Friday 27 March, the Irish Government announced a Stay At Home Order for the containment of the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down all non-essential businesses and restricting travel to essential travel only.

02 Apr 2020 | COVID-19 | Dublin

COVID-19: E-Brief 056/20 Early payment of 2020 instalments of excess Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits

An e-Brief has issued on 1st April from Irish Revenue in response to the exceptional circumstances arising as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, outlining that Revenue will accelerate the payment of excess R&D tax credits that are due to be paid to companies in 2020.

02 Apr 2020 | COVID-19 | Dublin

COVID-19: Temporary Wage Subsidy (TWS) Scheme (Update 01 April 2020)

Following the introduction of the Temporary Wage Subsidy (TWS) on 26th March 2020, Revenue have been regularly updating their guidelines to address the practical challenges on the operation of the same.

01 Apr 2020 | Covid-19 | Dublin

COVID-19: Business Disruptions and Transfer Pricing Considerations Introduction 

As the global economy comes to grips with the far-reaching impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19), those managing the tax affairs of a company need to support their management in dealing with the consequences.

31 Mar 2020 | Covid-19 | Dublin

COVID-19: Temporary Wage Subsidy (TWS) Scheme – Update 

The Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020, was passed on 26th March 2020 which put the Temporary Wage Subsidy (TWS) Scheme on a statutory footing. 

27 Mar 2020 | Covid-19 | Dublin

Guidance to employers on reporting, claims and subsidies during Covid-19 pandemic 

This alert addresses the temporary measurers introduced to assist employers and their employees cope with the Covid-19 pandemic.

30 Mar 2020 | Covid-19 | Dublin

Tax alert: COVID-19

The COVID outbreak is evolving with such pace that the global narrative is changing daily thus making contingency planning highly complex for businesses. 

27 Mar 2020 | Covid-19 | Dublin

Covid-19 Impact Ireland - Tax residence rules relaxed

The COVID outbreak is evolving with such pace that the global narrative is changing daily thus making contingency planning highly complex for businesses. 

27 Mar 2020 | Covid-19 | Dublin

Covid-19 Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme 

The Irish government on 24th March 2020 announced a number of enhanced measures to ease the financial impact of the current Covid-19 crisis on certain employers and their employees. 

25 March 2020 | Covid-19 | Dublin

E-brief 45/20 - A guide to working from home and PAYE

In response to the Covid-19 outbreak in Ireland, the Government has asked people to take measures to reduce the spread of the virus, where possible, individuals are being asked to work from home.

24 Mar 2020 | Covid-19 | Dublin

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