Back to School Allowance 2020

The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance is a one-off, means-tested payment. It is aimed at helping families with the extra costs of children starting school each autumn. How Much Is It ? The amount for each eligible child aged 4-11 on or before 30 September 2020 is €150 The amount for each eligible […]
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Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

The closure of businesses, because of Covid-19 affected thousands of workers in Ireland. To help people who had lost income, the government introduced the Pandemic Unemployment Payment. How Much is the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment The Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment was initially €203 a week . From the 24th March it was increased to €350 […]
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Business Restart Grants for Small Businesses

There are two different Business Restart Grants available to help small businesses and sole traders with the extra cost of restarting after the Covid lockdown. Enterprise Support Grant The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has announced than the Enterprise Support Grant will be available to assist with the expenses of re-opening a business […]
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Taxation of the Covid Unemployment Payment.

Is The Covid Unemployment Payment Taxable? Yes, Revenue has indicated that it will treat the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment as taxable income . Jobseekers Benefit is taxable and has been for years. We expect the taxation of the Covid unemployment payment to be done in a similar way. Jobseekers Benefit is NOT liable to USC […]
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