Special Alert – JobKeeper update
Casual employees and primary employer
The ATO has released guidance that a casual employee will not be eligible for the JobKeeper payment if they are employed on a permanent basis for another employer.
We have updated the FAQ with this information. The FAQ can be found here.
The JobKeeper process – Important Dates
The First Month (30 March 2020 – 26 April 2020)
Step One: If it hasn’t already, the employer should register its’ interest and subscribe for JobKeeper payment updates here.
Step Two: Check that the employer meets the eligibility requirements here.
Step Three: Check your employees meet the eligibility requirements here.
Step Four: Notify your eligible employees that the Club is intending to claim the JobKeeper payment on their behalf and check they aren’t claiming the JobKeeper payment through another employer. You can use this letter – click here.
Step Five: Send the JobKeeper Employee Nomination Notice to your nominated employees – click here. They must return this form to you before 30 April 2020.
Step Six: On 20 April 2020, enrol with the ATO for the JobKeeper payment using the Business Portal and authenticate using the employers myGovID. This must be done by 30 April 2020 at the very latest otherwise the employer will not receive the JobKeeper reimbursement for April 2020. In this form, the employer must:
Step Seven: Pay each eligible employee $3000 for the period from 30 March 2020 to 26 April 2020 by 30 April 2020. If payment is not made by this date, then the employer will not receive the JobKeeper reimbursement for April 2020.
Note: Payment can be made weekly ($750 per week) or fortnightly ($1,500 per fortnight).
Step Eight: On 4 May 2020, identify each eligible employee to the ATO through the online form by selecting employee details that are prefilled from your STP pay reports if you report payroll information through an STP enabled payroll solution.
Step Nine: You will receive confirmation of your eligible employees through email or SMS.
Step Ten: The ATO will make payment to the employer for the period from 30 March 2020 to 26 April 2020 provided the above steps have been completed.
Don’t worry if these steps are out of order, as long as you have completed each step by its’ due date.
The Next Months
Step One: Re-confirm that your reported eligible employees have not changed through the Business Portal and provide information as to your current and projected turnover.
Step Two: Make payment by the following dates for the following periods:
If the employer fails to make payment by the due date, then the employer will not receive the JobKeeper reimbursement for that period.
Obviously check with your accountant if you need more guidance.