The local authority insists services won't be compromised.
Laois County Council insists services will not be cut in 2021 to claw back extra spending from this year.
Over €7 million was paid out in Restart Grants for businesses, while €6 million was used to waive commercial rates.
Income from parking was down by nearly a half.
Fine Gael councillor and leas cathaoirleach Conor Bergin says there'll be a focus on housing in 2021, despite the the drop in finances: