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Enrolment Extension - JobKeeper Scheme

The Commissioner has made a decision to extend the enrolment time limit for the initial JobKeeper periods, from the 30 April 2020 until the 31 May 2020.

If you enrol by 31 May 2020 you will still be able to claim for the fortnights in April and May, provided all the eligibility requirements for each of those fortnights are met. This includes paying your employees by the appropriate date for each fortnight.

For the first two fortnights (30 March – 12 April, 13 April – 26 April), the ATO will accept that the minimum $1,500 payment for each fortnight has been paid even if it has been paid late, provided it is paid by 8 May 2020. If staff are not paid by this date, you will not be able to claim JobKeeper for the first two fortnights.

It is still possible to enrol and claim for JobKeeper earlier if you choose. For example, you can enrol by the end of April to claim JobKeeper payments for the two fortnights in April.

If you would like to discuss this please contact our office.

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