JobKeeper key lodgement and payment dates

The JobKeeper Payment scheme is a temporary subsidy for businesses significantly affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). Eligible employers, sole traders and other entities can apply to receive $1,500 per eligible employee per fortnight.

20 April – enrolments opened

31 May – enrolments closed for April and May fortnights 31 May 2020 was the final date to enrol for JobKeeper and identify employees to claim for wages paid for in the Job Keeper fortnight table below in April and May.

Enrolling and identifying employees after May

If you are enrolling for JobKeeper payments for the first time after May, you must enrol your business and identifying your eligible employees and business participant by the end of the month you wish to claim for.

Each month you must make a business monthly declaration each month to claim JobKeeper payments for the previous month. You need to do this between the 1st and 14th of the month (for example, to be reimbursed for JobKeeper payments in May you need to complete your declaration by 14 June). JobKeeper fortnights table

When paying eligible employees you do not need to adjust your pay cycle through your existing payroll solution.

If you usually pay your employees less frequently than fortnightly, the payment can be allocated between fortnights in a reasonable manner.

Job Keeper has eligibility rules around employees, situations in line with Fairwork, dates, processes and submitting information. Please call us 1300 001 132 if you wish to know details applicable to your business.

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