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The Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS) was announced in Budget 2023 as part of a range of supports to help businesses affected by rising energy costs. Under this scheme, eligible businesses can claim a monthly payment up to €10,000 per premise per month.

Who is eligible for this scheme?

Businesses classified for tax as Case I or Case II under Schedule D – which generally includes most businesses carrying out a trade or profession are eligible for this scheme. Examples of some trades include pubs, hotels, shops, hairdressers and food and drink suppliers. Meanwhile, professions include accountants, dentists. doctors, engineers, opticians and solicitors. Some sporting organisations and charities may be eligible too.

Businesses must have tax clearance.

To qualify, businesses must have experienced 50% or more increase in their gas or electricity costs when compared to same month last year.

What documents are required to make a claim?

Ensure you have the following to support the claim

  • Current tax clearance
  • Energy bills for 2021
  • Energy bills for 2022/2023

Is there a time limit to make the claim?

Set out below are the relevant time limits for making a claim in respect of each claim period

Claim Period Time limit for making a claim
September 2022 31 January 2023 – note this limit have been extended by Revenue
October 2022 28 February 2023
November 2022 31 March 2023
December 2022 30 April 2023
January 2023 31 May 2023
February 2023 30 June 2023

Revenue have extended the time limit for making a claim for energy bills arising in September 2022. Such claims can now be made beyond 31 January 2023.

If you think you are eligible or would like to discuss this further, please contact Amy Turley by email or phone our office on 0429332273.

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