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Re: NSW Gov Scheme included in decline in turnover test?

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Hello,

We are a residential college that is participating in the NSW International Student COVID-19 Crisis Accommodation Scheme. We have been providing accommodation to international students in financial distress seleted by the NSW Government. Under this Scheme, the Government pays us a fixed fee (decided by them) to cover accommodation for these students for a maximum of 20 weeks. I was wondering whether these payments we receive from NSW Government must be included when calculating the decline in turn over for JobKeeper, or can be excluded.

We are a charity registered with the ACNC and not a university or a school.

 

Thanks

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Hi @FBRMC

 

The answer is it depends - on your business meeting some conditions, as mentioned below.

 

The relevant section in the Basic test is quoted here re: the calculation of GST Turnover -

" The calculation excludes conditional grants if        

  • the grant is received by an ACNC-registered charity – other than a university or a school – from        
    • an Australian government agency
    • a local governing body
    • the United Nations or its agency
  • the charity notified the Commissioner of its election to exclude these grants within 7 days of choosing to participate in JobKeeper (or within any further time we allow)." (italics, bold added)

So, as you mentioned in your situation (since you seem to have passed the first point), the key point is dependant on this 'election' (see Election form here). The form actually states that you need to let us know 7 days after you let us know that you passed the actual decline in turnover test (completing Actual decline in turnover field eg for employers reporting through STP, see also Jobkeeper guides).

 

 

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Former Community Support

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Hi @FBRMC

 

The answer is it depends - on your business meeting some conditions, as mentioned below.

 

The relevant section in the Basic test is quoted here re: the calculation of GST Turnover -

" The calculation excludes conditional grants if        

  • the grant is received by an ACNC-registered charity – other than a university or a school – from        
    • an Australian government agency
    • a local governing body
    • the United Nations or its agency
  • the charity notified the Commissioner of its election to exclude these grants within 7 days of choosing to participate in JobKeeper (or within any further time we allow)." (italics, bold added)

So, as you mentioned in your situation (since you seem to have passed the first point), the key point is dependant on this 'election' (see Election form here). The form actually states that you need to let us know 7 days after you let us know that you passed the actual decline in turnover test (completing Actual decline in turnover field eg for employers reporting through STP, see also Jobkeeper guides).

 

 

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Thanks for your reply WainWright

So, am I correct in saying that, given that we provided that information to the ATO about meeting the decline in turnover test on 6 October, if we do this today we would still be within the 7 days period?

We are already enrolled in JK, I took the relevant information from here https://www.ato.gov.au/General/JobKeeper-Payment/Not-for-profits-and-charities/Election-to-exclude-g...

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Hi @FBRMC

 

Sorry for the delay but yes that would be correct as per the relevant information in the link.

 

Ari