JobKeeper Key Dates

From: ATO – Last modified: 02 May 2020

Key dates

20 April

From 20 April 2020 – Enrol for the JobKeeper payment

    You can enrol for the JobKeeper payment through the Business Portal. If you are a sole trader, you can also enrol in ATO online services via myGov. To find out how, read our JobKeeper guides.

4 May

From 4 May 2020 – Identify your employees

    Make sure you are successfully enrolled.

Once you are successfully enrolled, you need to identify the eligible employees and/or the business participant for who you are claiming the JobKeeper wage subsidy. To find out how, read our JobKeeper guides.

    You have until 31 May to identify your employees for JobKeeper payment.

8 May

By 8 May – Make sure you have paid your employees for April

    Pay your eligible employee a minimum of $1,500 (before tax) for each of JobKeeper fortnights 1 and 2 by this date to be able to claim JobKeeper payments for April.
    The first two JobKeeper fortnights in April
      – JobKeeper Fortnight 1 – 30 March to 12 April
      – JobKeeper Fortnight 2 – 13 April to 26 April

31 May

31 May 2020 – is the final date you can enrol for JobKeeper if you intend to claim for wages paid for JobKeeper fortnights in April and May.

Each month

Make a monthly business declaration:

    re-confirm your business and employee eligibility.
    provide your business’s current and projected GST turnover

JobKeeper fortnight

* You have until 31 May to enrol for JobKeeper if you intend to claim for wages paid for JobKeeper fortnights in April and May.

Source: ATO – Last modified: 02 May 2020

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