JobKeeper Payment: Important Key Dates

Final call to enrol for JobKeeper for April/May and next JobKeeper monthly declaration now due

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It is very important to keep up to date with the JobKeeper Payment key dates to ensure you don’t miss critical deadlines to receive payments.

Upcoming JobKeeper Payment Key Dates:

  • 31 May: Don’t forget, you only have until 31 May to enrol for JobKeeper if you intend to claim for wages paid for JobKeeper fortnights in April and May.
  • 1-14 June: If you wish to be reimbursed for JobKeeper Payments in May, you will need to complete your declaration between 1-14 June, 2020.

To view all the JobKeeper key dates and JobKeeper Payment fortnights from the ATO please click here.

JobKeeper Payment Key Steps Recap:

The ATO has identified 3 key steps in order to receive the JobKeeper payment:
1.  Enrol
2.  Identify and maintain eligible employees
3.  Make monthly declarations

For detailed guidelines, please refer to the ATO guide below that best represents your business:

Monthly Declarations:

Declarations via the Business Portal opened on Monday the 4th of May. If your business has been accepted into the scheme, you are required to make monthly declarations to the ATO via the Business Portal, to reconfirm your number of eligible employees and report your current and projected turnover. The next monthly declaration for JobKeeper is NOW DUE. To be reimbursed for JobKeeper Payments in May, you will need to complete your declaration between 1-14 June, 2020. 

In order to receive the first round of payments, you will need to make this declaration beforehand.

Declarations will need to be reconfirmed every month for the duration of the scheme.

It is critical to ensure that your bookkeeping requirements and your Payroll software are up-to-date, so you can report actual turnover.

Need help?

We have been assisting many businesses with their JobKeeper eligibility and enrolment enquiries and application processes. Our team at Allan Hall Business Advisors can assist you to navigate this process smoothly and efficiently. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require assistance or have any further questions.