The Revenue Commissioners recently announced that if taxpayers file and pay their income tax online then their filing deadline has been extended to 10 December 2020. However, if you are unable to pay the balance of tax for 2019 and meet your full 2020 preliminary tax requirements then your filing date is 31 October 2020.
With all of the confusion in business at the moment we would like to point out that for those struggling to pay the 2019 income tax liability this extension does not apply to you. We would recommend all clients contact us sooner rather than later in relation to their 2019 income tax. If you can avail of the extended deadline we will set the payment date for the 10 December 2020.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries.
The Revenue have confirmed that employers will not be able to back date a registration for the new Employee Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS). However an employer can register for the scheme at any stage once they meet the criteria, even if this is after the September payroll is run. Once registered you will only receive the subsidy for all future payroll runs.