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Re: Job Keeper - July : Declaration Fortnights not months

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The Job Keeper declaration is done monthly but for a fortnightly wage cycle, that means the payments are gradually getting further away from the end of month.

Declaration in July was for 2 forthnights in June (25/5 to 7/6 & 8/6 to 21/6), these payments are paid in arrears which is tough enough but the next 2 fortnights only get us to mid July and we don't seem to be able to make a further declaration until August.

Will the next payment catch up ? or are we just going to slide back further ?

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Hi @Lex,

 

As you have said – you can only claim for the JobKeeper fortnights that fall within a particular month which has left a lot of employers a little short of funds in July. 

 

The good news is that there is chance for you to catch up, but to take advantage of this you will need to make sure you make the final August payment to your employees on or before August 30th. By doing this, as you will see here in this link to the Job Keeper fortnights, you will then be able to make a claim for three JobKeeper Fortnights (09, 10 and 11) in your August Business Monthly Declaration that you will lodge in early September.

 

AlBar

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Hi @Lex,

 

As you are aware you need to make a business monthly declaration to the ATO every month.

 

You must do this between the 1st to the 14th day of each month, to receive reimbursements for the JobKeeper payments you made to your eligible employees in the previous month. 

 

If there are any changes to this process we will notify the ATO community.

 

 

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Thanks for the response but you simply repeated what I said rather than answer the question, I question revolves the difference between 4 weeks and a month, when we lodge our declaration for in August will we get 3 fortnights paid or 2 ?

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Former Community Support

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Hi @Lex,

 

As you have said – you can only claim for the JobKeeper fortnights that fall within a particular month which has left a lot of employers a little short of funds in July. 

 

The good news is that there is chance for you to catch up, but to take advantage of this you will need to make sure you make the final August payment to your employees on or before August 30th. By doing this, as you will see here in this link to the Job Keeper fortnights, you will then be able to make a claim for three JobKeeper Fortnights (09, 10 and 11) in your August Business Monthly Declaration that you will lodge in early September.

 

AlBar