The Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) is set to be changed to accommodate women who have returned to work after a period of maternity or adoptive leave.
The amendment comes after an anomaly blocked up to 2,000 women returning from maternity from accessing the scheme.
Up until now, people who were not on the payroll in January and February 2020 were not eligible.
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has today confirmed that an amendment will be made and changes to the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) have been backdated to March 26th.
The change being made will allow for consistent treatment with other employees who were on the payroll on 29 February, noting that it is only because of the personal circumstances relating to maternity and adoptive leave that resulted in these employees not being on the payroll in the first instance.
Minister Donohoe said: “I am satisfied that this change addresses the anomaly and ensures appropriate operation of the TWSS in recognition of the unique circumstances applying to those returning to work after a period of maternity or adoptive leave.”
Revenue has advised that this change will require manual operation and system updates are on-going and should be operational from 12 June 2020. Input from employers is required and such employers are therefore encouraged to contact Revenue when the update is launched so that the process of including these employees’ salaries may begin as quickly as possible.