Business Resumption Support Scheme (BRSS)

Business Resumption Support Scheme (BRSS)

October 7, 2021
Business Resumption Support Scheme (BRSS) Applications open until 30 November 2021.

The details of the Business Resumption Support Scheme (BRSS) are set out in Finance (COVID-19 and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021. BRSS will support businesses that were significantly impacted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, even during periods when restrictions were eased.

The support will be available to eligible businesses who carry on a relevant business activity. Your business must be able to demonstrate a significant reduction in trade during the period 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021.

Eligible businesses can make a claim to Revenue for a payment known as an Advance Credit for Trading Expenses (ACTE).

Applications under the scheme may be made between early September 2021 and 30 November 2021.

Scheme Rates

The Advance Credit for Trading Expenses (ACTE) payment will be calculated as three times the sum of:

  • 10% of the average weekly turnover of the reference period up to €20,000


  • 5% of so much of the average weekly turnover of the reference period that exceeds €20,000.

The ACTE payment will be subject to a maximum payment of €15,000.

Eligible Businesses

The Business Resumption Support Scheme (BRSS) will be available to eligible businesses that carry on a trade, or trading activities. This includes:

  • companies
  • sole-traders, or self-employed individuals
  • partnerships
  • charities*
  • approved sporting bodies*

* BRSS is available in respect of a trade carried on, which would be chargeable to tax but for available Income and Corporation Tax exemptions.

To be eligible for BRSS, the:

  • profits of the trade, or trading activities of the business, must be chargeable to tax under Case 1 of Schedule D
  • business must possess a valid tax clearance and continue to maintain tax clearance for the duration of the application period.

Our Tax Team can assist you in making your application. Contact our UHY FDW Care Team and they will arrange a free consultation with our experts.

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