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JobKeeper Extension Update | Monthly declaration due by 28 January

The JobKeeper Payment has been extended until 28 March 2021.

From 4 January 2021 to 28 March 2021, the new Decline in Turnover form for the second extension will be available.

Throughout the second extension of JobKeeper employers must pay their employees the correct amount of $1,000 for tier 1 or $650 for tier 2 employees.

Employers wishing to receive reimbursements for JobKeeper payments made in December must confirm the payment tier being claimed for each eligible employee and lodge a business monthly declaration by the 28th of January. 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.

Set a reminder to lodge your declaration

In order to receive reimbursements for JobKeeper payments made in the previous month, you must submit a JobKeeper Declaration by the deadline on the 14th of each month, with the exception of the January 2021 deadline, which has been extended to the 28th. If you have not already done so, ensure you set up a recurring reminder to guarantee that you lodge your declaration on time.

We are here to help

If you need assistance with determining JobKeeper eligibility, payment rates or lodgement of your monthly JobKeeper declaration, contact our friendly team today.