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JobKeeper registration is open: Here's what the ATO is asking

by Knowledge Shop Editor, on 19/04/20 14:07

Registration is now open for JobKeeper payments through the ATO’s tax agent portal.

Once in the portal, select a client, then there will be a COVID-19 header with a box to view assistance measures. This takes you to the JobKeeper registration page.

Here’s is what you need to answer:

Eligibility information

  • Are you an entity that is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (but not a university or school)?
  • Does your aggregated turnover exceed $1 billion dollars per annum?
  • For which month in 2020 have you experienced or likely to experience a reduction in turnover?
  • Has your turnover for the entity fallen or is likely to fall 30% or more? Or 15% for ACNC registered charities, or 50% for businesses with a turnover in excess of $1 billion (or as part of a group)
  • Are you intending to enrol an eligible business participant? If yes, you will be asked to declare that the individual meets the eligibility criteria

Number of JobKeeper eligible employees paid during April

Exclude eligible business participants this number

  • Number of eligible employees who have been or will be remunerated $1,500 or more (this may include wages, tax and salary-sacrifice super) for JobKeeper fortnight one (30 March - 12 April).
  • Number of eligible employees who have been or will be remunerated $1,500 or more (this may include wages, tax and salary-sacrifice super) for JobKeeper fortnight two (13 – 26 April) - this is just the total, you do not need to identify individual employees at this stage.

Plus, confirmation of:

  • Financial institution details for employing entity
  • Contact details

From there, it's important to ensure that the JobKeeper employee nomination notice has been sent to all eligible employees. Individual employee details will be added to single touch payroll.

Before the end of April, eligible employees need to be paid at least $1,500 per fortnight (for the fortnights 30 March – 12 April 2020, and 13 April to 26 April 2020). If employees are not currently receiving this amount, employers should not pay this amount until they have first ensured that all the eligibility criteria have been met and employees have provided the signed nomination form.

For more information, see:

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