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Jobsplus is a government scheme where you can claim tax-free payments, for hiring a person, who has been on the live register for long periods.  It is available to all employers in the private sector.

You can claim between €7,500 and €10,000 back over a 2 year period.

The payment levels are:

  • – Under 25 years of age, on the live register and unemployed for at least 104 days in the previous 6 months €7,500
  • – Over 25 years of age, on the live register and unemployed for at least 312 days in the previous 18 months €7,500
  • – In receipt of jobseekers allowance transition payment (no qualifying period applies) €7,500
  • – Persons with refugee status and are in receipt of jobseekers allowance (no qualifying period) €7,500
  • – Persons less than 50 years of age, on the live register and unemployed for at least 936 days in the previous 40 months €10,000
  • – Over 50 years of age, on the live register and unemployed for at least 312 days in the previous 18 months €10,000

The employer criteria is as follows:

  • – Your company must be registered for PAYE with Revenue.
  • – You must be compliant with Irish tax and employment laws.
  • – You will need to supply your tax clearance access number to enable Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection to check your status with Revenue.
  • – The individual must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours for at least, 4 days per week.
  • – A current employee list must be submitted

For more information, contact Elaine Mahon on 01 4901670 or email Elaine.Mahon@croninco.ie

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