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Re: JobKeeper and Parental leave

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Hello,

One of our employees that is eligible for JobKeeper from the first fortnight will be taking dad and partner leave soon. I understand that this employee will not be then eligible for JK during the time of dad's leave. How do we report this to the ATO through STP? Do we use FINISH code when he takes leave and then again START code once the leave is finished and the employee is back at work?

Thanks

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Hi @FBRMC 

You are correct about your employee not being eligible whilst in receipt of dad and partner leave and that you can add them back when they finish that leave. You can start, top-up and stop JobKeeper payments via STP.  We have published new guidance on reporting JobKeeper payments in Single Touch Payroll: Reporting eligible employees and JobKeeper top-up payments via STP which may help answer your questions.

Hope this information helps.

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Former Community Support

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Hi @FBRMC 

You are correct about your employee not being eligible whilst in receipt of dad and partner leave and that you can add them back when they finish that leave. You can start, top-up and stop JobKeeper payments via STP.  We have published new guidance on reporting JobKeeper payments in Single Touch Payroll: Reporting eligible employees and JobKeeper top-up payments via STP which may help answer your questions.

Hope this information helps.

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Thanks for your answer RobynS

Am I correct in saying that, the fortnight when the employee taking Dad leave is not eligible for JK is the fortnight during which that employee receives the leave payment from Centrelink, regardless of the actual leave dates?

For example, if the employee is on Dad leave from 11/5 to 24/5 (FN04), but gets the leave payment on 4th June (that is, during FN05), he is not eligible for JK for FN05?

Thanks

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Hi @FBRMC

 

Thanks for getting back to us.

 

You are correct. When you look at the eligible employee requirements, you will see that the employee won't be eligible for the JobKeeper fortnight where they are in receipt of Dad and partner pay.

 

If the Dad and partner pay is paid to the employee on 4 June, the affected JobKeeper fortnight is FN05 (25 May to 7 June).

 

All the best.

 

Thanks, Chris