Quick Answer: How Do I Register For JobKeeper?

How do I apply for a JobKeeper payment?

Step 1 – Register your interest and subscribe for JobKeeper payment updates.

Step 2 – Check you and your employees meet the eligibility requirements.

Step 3 – Continue to pay at least $1,500 to each eligible employee per JobKeeper fortnight (the first JobKeeper fortnight is the period from 30 March to 12 April)..

Do you need to qualify for JobKeeper every month?

Each month, you (or your BAS agent) must make a business monthly declaration to the ATO to reconfirm your eligibility and indicate how your business is progressing in relation to the JobKeeper Payment scheme.

Who qualifies JobKeeper?

Eligible employees: Were employed by an eligible employer at 1 March 2020. Can be sole traders, full-time, part-time, or long-term casuals employed on a regular basis for longer than 12 months as at 1 March 2020. Are at least 16 years of age, but those aged 16 or 17 must be financially independent to qualify.

How much is JobKeeper now?

The current JobKeeper rate is $1500 per fortnight, no matter what your hours are or what your job is.

Can I still apply for JobKeeper as a sole trader?

As a sole trader you could be eligible for either the JobKeeper or JobSeeker payment. Since 28 September 2020, the JobKeeper Payment has been extended, however, payments will be targeted to eligible sole traders that have been, and continue to be, most significantly impacted by the Coronavirus.

Do I get JobKeeper on top of my salary?

If your eligible employees earn less than the JobKeeper amount (gross salary inclusive of PAYG withholding) per fortnight, you must pay them at least the JobKeeper amount in each fortnight to claim the JobKeeper payment. This is a ‘top up’ of their salary or wages and will ensure you remain eligible.

Can I still get JobKeeper?

Yes. You can receive the JobKeeper Payment if you re-hire any eligible employees you had at 1 March 2020. You can receive the payment even if you then need to immediately stand them down, so long as they remain employed.

Who is entitled to JobKeeper?

Eligible employers must pay eligible employees a minimum of $1,500 (before PAYG withholding) per fortnight (from 30 March 2020) in order to be eligible for the JobKeeper Payment. If the employee has not been paid this minimum amount a ‘top-up’ payment will be required to be made.

Is JobKeeper paid monthly?

Monthly pay frequencies: $1500 for each full JobKeeper fortnight within the month. This will be $3000 for each month except August, which includes 3 JobKeeper fortnights. The employer may choose to apply $3250 each month as an average or alternatively apply $3000 per month except for August which would be $4500.

How much is the JobKeeper payment?

The JobKeeper payment is $1500 per fortnight before tax. This is a flat rate whether you work full time or part time. Casual workers who have been employed for longer than 12 months are also eligible to receive the $1500 payment.

Is JobKeeper tax free?

The JobKeeper Payment is a reimbursement scheme that will be paid by the ATO monthly in arrears. … You must pay a minimum of $1,500 per fortnight to your eligible employees, withholding income tax as appropriate. The $1,500 per fortnight per employee is a before tax amount.

What is the deadline to apply for JobKeeper?

To claim payments for the JobKeeper fortnights ending in December 2020, you must have enrolled by 31 December 2020. To claim payments for JobKeeper fortnight 20 ending on 3 January 2021, you must enrol by 3 January 2021.

Is it too late to apply for JobKeeper?

16 June 2020 If you’ve experienced a fall in turnover and you meet the eligibility criteria, you can still enrol for JobKeeper Payment. To apply you need to: enrol in the month you want to start claiming for.

Are JobKeeper payments delayed?

There is no known delay, payments should generally be made within 5 business days from when you made your monthly declaration. … There is no known delay, payments should generally be made within 5 business days from when you made your monthly declaration.

How often do you get paid JobKeeper?

If your employer is eligible for the JobKeeper Payment, and they elect to participate, your employer will receive $1,500 per fortnight for each eligible employee. They will be required to pay you $1,500 (before tax) per fortnight.