An Offaly accountant explains the new set-up.
Those in receipt of the government's covid payment subsidy could be repaying up to 40% of it in tax.
John McCann from MCM accounting in Tullamore estimates that people earning under €37,000 and whose employer has signed up to the scheme, will be giving almost a quarter of it back to the state.
It's still unclear if the €350 per week payment given to workers directly effected by covid-19 will become taxable.
Mr. McCann says rushing to create the payment may have caused a lack of clarity: