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Casual and Sole Trader with irregular earnings

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As a support worker for people with disablities - I rely on these participants to use their NDIS plans to pay irregular payments for my services. NDIS gives them the choice to pay me via an agency (organisation) or directly (I am also a sole trader with own ABN).

My background for COVID-19 Jobkeeper elibigity "question mark" are:

a) such bookings vary from one to another month. 
b) some months I don't get anything via my sole trader ABN, but earn casual shifts via a new agency. You could say that I'm not actively engaged running my sole trader business during these months.

c) That agency started hiring me and others as casuals this financial year - so we were NOT listed as employees at March 2019. That agency is ineligible to apply for Jobkeeper payments for me and other affected casuals.
d) My sole trader business is open for a few years, but most months I don't get hired directly.
e) My taxable income dropped more than 40% when including both my agency earnings AND my sole trader earnings at March 2019 vs March 2020.

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Does this qualify me for Jobkeeper payment? Can I legally apply for this as a sole trader?

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Hi @disabledsupport

 

Welcome to ATO Community.

 

It sounds like you may be eligible as a Sole trader JobKeeper

 

Your entity is eligible if:

  • on 1 March 2020, it carried on a business in Australia
  • it satisfies the fall in turnover test for the relevant period
  • it satisfied certain conditions as at 12 March 2020, being–it had an ABN on 12 March 2020, and
  • it had lodged, on or before 12 March 2020, at least one of-a 2018–19 income tax return showing that it had an amount included in its assessable income in relation to it carrying on a business, or
  • -an activity statement or GST return for any tax period that started after 1 July 2018 and ended before 12 March 2020 showing that it made a taxable, GST-free or input-taxed sale.

 

Here is some more information that you may find helpful

 

Thanks JoA

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Hi @disabledsupport

 

Welcome to ATO Community.

 

It sounds like you may be eligible as a Sole trader JobKeeper

 

Your entity is eligible if:

  • on 1 March 2020, it carried on a business in Australia
  • it satisfies the fall in turnover test for the relevant period
  • it satisfied certain conditions as at 12 March 2020, being–it had an ABN on 12 March 2020, and
  • it had lodged, on or before 12 March 2020, at least one of-a 2018–19 income tax return showing that it had an amount included in its assessable income in relation to it carrying on a business, or
  • -an activity statement or GST return for any tax period that started after 1 July 2018 and ended before 12 March 2020 showing that it made a taxable, GST-free or input-taxed sale.

 

Here is some more information that you may find helpful

 

Thanks JoA