Thursday, 11 February 2021

Questions (73)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

73. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Finance the number of applications received for the Covid restrictions support scheme; the number of applications awarded; the amount issued to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7664/21]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

The CRSS is a targeted support for businesses significantly impacted by restrictions introduced by the Government under public health regulations to combat the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The support is available to companies, self-employed individuals and partnerships who carry on a trade or trading activities, the profits from which are chargeable to tax under Case I of Schedule D, from a business premises located in a region subject to restrictions introduced in line with the Living with Covid-19 Plan.

Details of CRSS are set out in Finance Act 2020 and detailed operational guidelines, which are based on the terms and conditions of the scheme as set out in the legislation, have been published on the Revenue website at:

https://www.revenue.ie/en/corporate/press-office/budget-information/2021/crss-guidelines.pdf

Revenue publish regular statistical updates on the operation of CRSS, as they have done for the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) since March and are doing on a continuing basis for the Employment Wage Support Scheme (EWSS).

These updates are available at:

https://www.revenue.ie/en/corporate/information-about-revenue/statistics/number-of-taxpayers-and-returns/covid-19-support-schemes-statistics.aspx.

Question No. 74 answered with Question No. 58.