JobKeeper Work Plan

JobKeeper is a Federal Government subsidy paid to eligible businesses effected by COVID-19 to cover the costs of their employee’s wages.

Affected employers will be able to claim a fortnightly subsidy payment per eligible employee from 30 March 2020 to 28 March 2021. The full subsidy payment (tier 1: $1,000 or tier 2: $650 as of 4 January 2021) must be paid to all eligible employees, whether they are full time, part-time or long-term casuals.

The ATO has specific actions that must take place within tight timeframes for an employer to receive the JobKeeper payment.

These are the actions that we can assist you with:

JobKeeper employer eligibility assessment

  • Review ATO requirements for the business
  • Review ATO requirements for employees
  • Review ATO requirements for Business Participation Entitlement
  • Document the fall in turnover % in case of future ATO audit

Identify eligible employees

  • Prepare list of eligible employees
  • Prepare JobKeeper employee nomination notice for all eligible employees and ensure all notices are signed

Enrolment for JobKeeper payments

  • Enrol for JobKeeper using ATO online services:
    - Provide employer bank account details for receipt of JobKeeper payment
    - Confirm if applicant is entitled to a “Business Participation Payment”
    - Specify the number of employees who will be eligible for one period and the number eligible for two periods
    - Get confirmation that all employees the employer plans to nominate are eligible and the employer has notified them and has their agreement

Pay the correct amount to eligible employees

  • Ensure your payroll software is correctly set up to record JobKeeper “top up” payments
  • Pay the minimum subsidy payment before tax to each eligible employee each fortnight to be able to claim the JobKeeper payment for that fortnight
  • Continue to pay the minimum subsidy payment to employees in every subsequent fortnight until 28 March 2021

Apply for JobKeeper subsidy payment

  • Apply to claim the JobKeeper payment using ATO online services
  • Ensure all eligible employees have been paid their subsidy payment per fortnight
  • Identify the eligible employees from a STP prefill or by manually entering into ATO online services
  • Update your accounting system Chart of Accounts to ensure JobKeeper payments are coded correctly

Monthly JobKeeper Declaration Report

  • Using ATO online services, report to the ATO using their Monthly JobKeeper Declaration Report on the following:
    - Reconfirm that your reported eligible employees have not changed
    - Input current GST Turnover for the reporting month
    - Input projected GST Turnover for the following month
    - Notify if any eligible employees have changed or left your employment

JobKeeper Work Plan Pricing

There is a lot of work we can help you complete so that you receive the maximum JobKeeper benefit, and we want to be as transparent as possible regarding how we have calculated the price for our services and advice.

JobKeeper Pricing

Please note that if any additional or complex issues arise from our processing any of the above lodgements and work, we will invoice you at a standard hourly rate of $250 per hour plus GST for the additional work.

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Chat to our team about your JobKeeper application and obligations. For more information on how we can help you during this time, refer to our Business Continuity Planning service and/or take a look at our archive of JobKeeper articles.

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