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JobKeeper Payment Update | Monthly declaration due by 14 September

Monthly JobKeeper declaration due for lodgement by 14 September 2020

To continue receiving reimbursements for JobKeeper payments made in August, a business monthly declaration must be made by the 14th of September.  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.

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. If you’ve not already done so, 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 determining JobKeeper eligibility or lodgement of your monthly JobKeeper declaration, contact our friendly team today.