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JobKeeper - Start Date, Step 2, How to Amend Registration

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Dear Sir or Madam,

 

To be eligible for JobKeeper from fortnight started 30 March (fortnight 1), a business need to meet the at least 30% turnover drop test in March 2020 / April 2020. Only if the turnover drop test is met in May 2020 then the business is eligible for fortnight 3 onwards only. Is my understanding correct?

 

For businesses which meet turnover drop test in April 2020, their registration due date has been extened to end of May 2020. Does this mean they will receive reimbursement for first 4 fortnights at beginning of June 2020 from government?

 

If we need to edit a JobKeeper enrolment, how do we do that?

 

For Step2 or the JobKeeper registration, we need to notify the employees via STP or Business Portal (after 4 May). Do we also need to notify/register the eligible business participant? Can that be done through Business Portal or Tax Agent Portal as well?

 

Thank you in advance for your answers. Stay safe!

 

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Hi @BABA

 

Thanks for reaching out to us.

 

You are correct. If the fall in turnover test is met by comparing May 2020 with May 2019, the business will be able to claim the JobKeeper Payment for JobKeeper fortnight 3 and every fortnight thereafter. It won't be able to claim for the first two fortnights.

 

If the business does satisfy the fall in turnover test by comparing April 2020 with April 2019 but doesn't enrol until the end of May (which it can due to the enrolment deadline being extended), the first four fortnights will be paid in June.

 

After you have enrolled for the JobKeeper Payment, the next step in the process is identifying and maintaining employees  which you can read about on our website. You will be able to do this as well as nominate your eligible business participant from 4 May. For further guidance, have a look at our JobKeeper guides.

 

When you get to this step, you will be able to modify a number of enrolment details. You only need to contact us to make corrections if you have accidentally lodged a form on the incorrect ABN and you need to ensure that you have submitted on the correct ABN. In other words, unless you used the wrong ABN you don't need to do anything right now as you'll be able to make the required correction soon.

 

Good luck with it all.

 

Thanks, ChrisR

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Hi @BABA

 

Thanks for reaching out to us.

 

You are correct. If the fall in turnover test is met by comparing May 2020 with May 2019, the business will be able to claim the JobKeeper Payment for JobKeeper fortnight 3 and every fortnight thereafter. It won't be able to claim for the first two fortnights.

 

If the business does satisfy the fall in turnover test by comparing April 2020 with April 2019 but doesn't enrol until the end of May (which it can due to the enrolment deadline being extended), the first four fortnights will be paid in June.

 

After you have enrolled for the JobKeeper Payment, the next step in the process is identifying and maintaining employees  which you can read about on our website. You will be able to do this as well as nominate your eligible business participant from 4 May. For further guidance, have a look at our JobKeeper guides.

 

When you get to this step, you will be able to modify a number of enrolment details. You only need to contact us to make corrections if you have accidentally lodged a form on the incorrect ABN and you need to ensure that you have submitted on the correct ABN. In other words, unless you used the wrong ABN you don't need to do anything right now as you'll be able to make the required correction soon.

 

Good luck with it all.

 

Thanks, ChrisR

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Hi @ChrisATO 

 

Thank you for your reply.

 

Regarding JobKeeper for business participant, is there a requirement to make advance payment?

ATO website mentioned advance payments must be made to employees but there is no mention about advance payment to business participant.

 

I have a client (eligible & registered for JobKeeper from March 2020)who have registered 4 staffs, paid their wages & reported STP before 30 April 2020. And now they are thinking to add another staff onboard, so total 5 staffs. Can my client edit their JobKeeper enrolment to change 4staffs to 5staffs?

 

If yes, will the staff no5 can still get the JobKeeper from fortnight 1 IF my client pay this staff and report to STP before 8 May?

 

Does an employee who was eligible for JobKeeper as at 1 March 2020, but then resigned/terminated on 10 March 2020, demand his employer to register for his JobKeeper? Can the employer decide not to claim for this employee since the employer has no plan to get this employee back working for the employer even everything is back to normal?

 

Thank you so so much Chris

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Hi @BABA

 

Sorry for the delayed response.

 

If you still needed information you will be aware entities eligible for the JobKeeper payment under the business participation entitlement must register an eligible business participant. There is no requirement in the criteria about passing the payment on to them by a certain date.

 

As @ChrisR has mentioned the JobKeeper guides outline the process to identify and maintain eligible employees including monthly reporting obligations.

 

If an employee was terminated after 1 March 2020, the employer may choose to re-engage them and claim the JobKeeper payment on their behalf if both meet the eligibility criteria. Our website has more information about employees who were stood down, terminated or on leave.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Thanks, Ari