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Can a new business hire first employee using JobMaker?

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Can a new business hire first employee using JobMaker?

Is this the same rule for a sole trader as a company?

 

If JobMaker is only available for second employee, how many hours do I have to make sure first employee does to meet JobMaker requirements.

 

We are considering employing 1-2 staff before October and want to have the facts first so we don't make a tax mistake.

 

Thanks

 

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Hi @mneal

 

The eligibility for JobMaker is the same for businesses, no matter if they're run as a sole trader, company, trust, or partnership.

 

You don't have to have had pre-existing employees to be eligible for JobMaker. It's about having an increase in the number of employees and hours worked by employees. Going from zero employees to one or two is still an increase.

 

Remember that there are conditions for employees to meet to be eligible for JobMaker, including having worked a minimum of 20 hours per week on average across the JobMaker period.

 

You can read about eligible employers for JobMaker and eligible employees on our website.

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ATO Community Support

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Hi @mneal

 

The eligibility for JobMaker is the same for businesses, no matter if they're run as a sole trader, company, trust, or partnership.

 

You don't have to have had pre-existing employees to be eligible for JobMaker. It's about having an increase in the number of employees and hours worked by employees. Going from zero employees to one or two is still an increase.

 

Remember that there are conditions for employees to meet to be eligible for JobMaker, including having worked a minimum of 20 hours per week on average across the JobMaker period.

 

You can read about eligible employers for JobMaker and eligible employees on our website.