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Covid-19 TWSS Reconciliation

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Summary

This article covers how to reconcile the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme in Sage Payroll.

Description

If you claimed subsidy payments for your employees between 26 March 2020 and 31 August 2020, Revenue requires you to review the amounts refunded by them and the amount of subsidy paid to your employees. 

The deadline to accept Revenue's assessment of your TWSS reconciliation is 30 June 2021. Find out more >

You can use the TWSS reconciliation wizard in Sage Payroll to update your employee records and create a file to upload to your Revenue Online Service (ROS) account.

Before processing your TWSS reconciliation

Revenue advise all employers processing the TWSS reconciliation file to check the below.

  • Read the newly released TWSS Employer guidance.  Read now >
  • The correct Gross Pay has been reported on your payroll submission for each pay period included in the TWSS reconciliation range of periods.
  • The correct TWSS subsidy value has been reported on your payroll submissions. To do so, you should compare your payroll submission logs with the values included in the TWSS reconciliation wizard. Read more >

The TWSS reconciliation wizard

There are two options depending on what stage of the process you are reconciling your values with ROS.  Select one of the options below and complete the steps:

Update the employee records and create a new CSV file

If you use this option in Sage Payroll, the Covid-19 field updates in the ETP tab for each relevant employee with the values processed in each period, then creates a CSV file ready for upload to your ROS account. Read more >

Create a new CSV file

If you use this option in Sage Payroll, this creates a CSV file ready for upload to your ROS account. This option is useful where you have manually updated the Covid-19 field in the ETP tab for each relevant employee, or completed the Update the employee records and create a new CSV file and need another copy of the CSV file. Read more >


TWSS reconciliation CSV errors

To ensure the file is accepted by Revenue, Sage Payroll validates the CSV file created for any errors or missing information. Read more >


Next steps

Once the reconciliation is complete, we recommend you check with Revenue to find out if any further steps are required. 

NOTE: The deadline for appealing the Revenue Assessment of TWSS comes to an end this week. You can find details on the appeals process on Revenue's website >