Revenue has published Guidelines on the operation of the Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS Guidelines).
Revenue has developed the IT system needed to enable businesses (Case I trades and Case II professions, together with charities and approved sporting bodies that carry on certain activities which would be chargeable to tax under Case I or Case II, but for an available exemption) to register for and make a claim under the TBESS.
The first month for which a claim can be made is September 2022. Revenue expects that businesses will be able to make claims through ROS from 5 December 2022.
The scheme will apply for claim periods from 1 September 2022 to 28 February 2023. Claims must be submitted within 4 months of the end of the claim period.
When registering for the TBESS, it will be necessary to tick a box declaring that the qualifying business has completed a carbon footprint exercise and is taking steps to reduce its energy use and environmental impact. This can be carried out using the ‘Climate Toolkit 4 Business’. A link to this can be found in the Revenue Guidelines, using the link below. Further information and Revenue guidelines can be found using the following link https://www.revenue.ie/en/starting-a-business/tbess/index.aspx