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JobKeeper Key Dates

Key dates for JobKeeper are approaching and it is important that eligible businesses meet these dates to receive payments from the Australian Taxation Office.

If you have not enrolled for JobKeeper

JobKeeper enrolments for the fortnights paid in April 2020 and May 2020 must be completed by 31st May 2020.  Please note that after this date eligible businesses will be unable to make a claim for these months.

Businesses can still enrol for JobKeeper at a later time to claim JobKeeper fortnights that occur from June 2020.

If you have already enrolled for JobKeeper

We recommend that businesses check their mygov account or business portal to ensure that Steps 1, 2 and 3 have all been completed.  All three of these steps need to be completed prior to 31st May 2020 to receive payments for April 2020 and May 2020.

Please also note that you also need to continue making a business monthly declaration:

  • Re-confirm your business and employee eligibility
  • Provide your business’s current and projected GST turnover
  • Complete a business monthly declaration for each month between 1st and 14th of the following month
  • The May 2020 declaration must be completed between 1st June and 14th June

Record requirements

It is very important that anyone enrolling for JobKeeper maintains records for 5 years to be provided to the ATO in the situation of an audit or review.  We recommend that each entity maintains these records in both a paper form and electronic form.

Please click here for a list of records that should be maintained for 5 years for any entity that enrols for JobKeeper payments.

If you have any questions regarding JobKeeper, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Source: Australian Taxation Office

Date: 26/05/2020

Griffin & Associates

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Phone 07 4772 6588

Chartered Accountants