As of 1 September 2020, the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) replaces the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS).
Revenue has just issued a press release with guidance on how proprietary directors can qualify for the EWSS. In simple terms “proprietary director” means a director of a company who is the beneficial owner of or is able either directly or indirectly, to control more than 15% of the ordinary share capital of the company.
Employer companies wishing to claim the EWSS for a qualifying proprietary director must register for the EWSS before the first pay date for which EWSS is being claimed, as applications cannot be backdated.
According to Revenue’s press release, in order to be eligible for the EWSS, the following conditions must be satisfied:
Where a person is a proprietary director of two or more eligible companies, a claim for EWSS can only be submitted in respect of a single company. In this situation, the following will apply:
Employers who are currently claiming the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) must separately register for the EWSS for pay dates from 1 September 2020, as different eligibility conditions apply to both schemes.
Read our recent post for more detail on the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS)
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