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As a sole trader we met the 30% fall in March test but April does not meet the test are we still eligible for the job keeper payment?
We employee one apprentice. If we are eligible for job keeper we can choose wether to put the apprentice on job keeper or keep him on the apprentice wage subsidy program right?
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Hi @Saurs82 for qualification from the start of the JobKeeper scheme, the turnover month used can be either March 2020 or April 2020. You only need to meet the decrease in turnover test once.

 

Yes, you can include your apprentice as an eligible employee for JobKeeper. If you're an eligible small businesses, you can also receive the 50 per cent wage subsidy for apprentices and trainees in the Supporting Apprentices and Trainees measure from 1 January to 31 March 2020. If you receive the JobKeeper Payment, you are not eligible to receive the apprentice and trainee wage subsidy from 1 April 2020 onwards.

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Hi @Saurs82 for qualification from the start of the JobKeeper scheme, the turnover month used can be either March 2020 or April 2020. You only need to meet the decrease in turnover test once.

 

Yes, you can include your apprentice as an eligible employee for JobKeeper. If you're an eligible small businesses, you can also receive the 50 per cent wage subsidy for apprentices and trainees in the Supporting Apprentices and Trainees measure from 1 January to 31 March 2020. If you receive the JobKeeper Payment, you are not eligible to receive the apprentice and trainee wage subsidy from 1 April 2020 onwards.

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Thankyou for that. One more question I know job keeper is classed as an income but is the apprentice wage subsidy also classed as an income for tax?
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Hi @Saurs82

 

Thanks for getting back to us and for your patience.

 

We don't have an answer for this question yet. While we can guide you to the supporting apprentices and trainees fact sheet on the Treasury website, we don't have anything on our website that we can direct you to.

 

Hopefully we will have some information soon so keep an eye on our forum and website for updates.

 

All the best.

 

Thanks, Chris