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JobKeeper Payment Update | Monthly declaration due by 14 June

Final date approaching to claim JobKeeper wages paid in April & May

For businesses intending to enrol in the JobKeeper Payment scheme and claim wages paid for JobKeeper fortnights in April and May, the last date for enrolment is 6:00pm AEST on 31 May 2020.  You can sign up via ATO online services through myGov, or the ATO Business Portal using myGovID.  Alternatively, Apiary Financial can enrol for you.  If you need assistance with your enrolment, please contact us immediately to ensure you don’t miss the deadline to enrol for the April and May payment period.

Monthly JobKeeper declaration due for lodgment by 14 June

The ATO has announced the requirement for a business monthly declaration to be made to keep claiming JobKeeper payments.  The declaration must be made by the 14th of each month, starting in June, to receive reimbursements for JobKeeper payments made in the previous month. The declaration can be made via ATO online services using myGov, or the Business Portal using myGovID.

Employers will need to ensure they have paid their eligible employees at least $1,500 (before tax) in each JobKeeper fortnight that they are claiming for.  They will also need to reconfirm their eligible employees, and their contact and bank details.

As part of the declaration, employers will need to reconfirm:

  • Details of their eligible employees, including whether employees have changed or left their employment; and
  • Their current (2020 reporting month) and projected (following month) GST turnover.

The provision of turnover information is not a retest of your eligibility.  The ATO is asking for this information to see how your business is progressing under the JobKeeper Payment scheme.

Making your declaration

Ensure you have current and next month’s projected turnover and details of eligible employees ready to enter.

  • 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 if you need to update details for eligible employees, such as 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

The JobKeeper declaration must be submitted by the 14th of each month to receive reimbursements for JobKeeper payments made in the previous month. Ensure you set up a recurring reminder to guarantee that the declaration is lodged on time.

We are here to help

If you need assistance with lodgment of your monthly JobKeeper declaration, contact our team today.