COVID-19 and Taxsaver commuter ticket arrangements - Crowe Ireland

COVID-19 and Taxsaver commuter ticket arrangements

COVID-19 and Taxsaver commuter ticket arrangements - Crowe Ireland
Many holders of Taxsaver tickets have been unable to avail of public transport services as a result of restrictions being put in place in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

The National Transport Authority (NTA) and public transport operators are preparing a scheme to provide additional months of travel or refunds for those not travelling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For holders of Taxsaver tickets who are to continue employment with their current employer, under the NTA plan, the customer will be offered free travel for a number of months equivalent to the length of time they have been unable to use their ticket as a result of travel restrictions.

At the point when the customer returns to work, or on expiry of their ticket, they will make arrangements with their employer and they will be offered a choice as to whether the months-in-lieu are to take effect immediately, or whether they want to use them at a later date.

For holders of Taxsaver tickets who will not be continuing in their current employment, a refund will be offered to cover the remaining period of ticket validity, from the time restrictions were put in place.

Where the customer wishes to receive a refund rather than a replacement ticket, it is still open to them to make such a request via their employer under existing terms and conditions.

Taxsaver, together with the NTA and other operators, will confirm details of the scheme as soon as possible. They are asking commuters to retain their ticket(s) pending confirmation of details of the scheme.
Grayson Buckley, Partner, Tax - Crowe Ireland
Grayson Buckley
Partner, Tax
John Byrne, Partner, Tax - Crowe Ireland
John Byrne
Partner, Tax
Lisa Kinsella, Partner, Tax - Crowe Ireland
Lisa Kinsella
Partner, Tax