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JobKeeper Extension Update | Monthly declaration due by 14 March

Employers wishing to receive reimbursements for the second extension of JobKeeper payments made in February must confirm the payment tier being claimed for each eligible employee and lodge a business monthly declaration by the 14th of March. Entities will need to submit their Check decline in turnover form before they can complete and submit their monthly business declaration, which can be made via ATO online services using myGov, or the Business Portal using myGovID.

Making your declaration

Businesses will need to check their actual decline in turnover before completing the declaration.

Using the Maintain employee function, businesses will also need to provide payment rate (tier 1 or 2) information for each eligible employee or business participant they are claiming JobKeeper for.

To submit the monthly business declaration:

  • Log into the Business Portal using myGovID.
  • View the COVID-19 screen and select Step 3 – Business monthly declaration for JobKeeper payment.
  • Reconfirm eligible employees.
  • Select Maintain employee to update details for eligible employees, such as nominating a payment rate, or notifying a change in their employment.
  • Enter your business’ current month and next month’s projected GST turnover.
  • Reconfirm your financial institution details for receiving JobKeeper payments.

Ensure you use the Print-friendly function to capture your successful JobKeeper declaration in PDF format.  Retain this confirmation, including your JobKeeper receipt number, for your records.

The final month of JobKeeper

The JobKeeper scheme will end on 28 March 2021, with the final JobKeeper monthly declaration due for lodgement by 14 April 2021. 

We are here to help

With the end of the scheme approaching, it’s important that business owners consider management of their cashflow beyond JobKeeper.  JobMaker and other government grants and incentives may be available, and our team have the knowledge and expertise to help you develop strategies and systems for continuing your business operations in the months to come.

Should you need assistance with developing your post-JobKeeper plans, determining JobKeeper eligibility, payment rates or lodgement of your monthly JobKeeper declaration, contact our friendly team today.