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Business energy support scheme deadline extended
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31 Jan 2023 / business Print

Business energy-support scheme deadline extended

Revenue has said that claims under the Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS) for the September 2022 claim period can be made by eligible businesses after tomorrow’s (1 February) deadline.

Under the scheme, claims are required to be made within four months of the end of the claim period. 

Claims in relation to energy bills for September 2022 are, therefore, required to be submitted by today (31 January). 

Additional time

Collector-General Joe Howley said that it was apparent that some businesses were finding it difficult, despite their best efforts, to meet the imminent deadline.

Revenue is, therefore, allowing businesses additional time to submit their claims.

“We are experiencing increased activity on Revenue’s TBESS claims portal. There is also a significant increase in the volume of phone calls we are receiving on our dedicated TBESS helpline, with the impending deadline being a particular focus of these calls,” he said.

Businesses who have registered for TBESS, and who are eligible, are encouraged to access the claims portal via the eRepayments system on Revenue’s Online Service (ROS) and make a claim immediately.

Detailed guidance

As of 30 January, over 18,700 businesses had registered for TBESS – over 11,200 claims have already been approved. These approved claims have a value of €22.7 million, while €18.2 million has already been paid into business bank accounts.

To assist businesses with making claims, Revenue has published detailed guidance – including screenshots on the TBESS claims portal.

Revenue has also published an ‘Understanding your bill’ guide, to help businesses with identifying the bill information required for the purpose of making a claim.

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