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  • JobKeeper extension

    The JobKeeper Payment has been extended until 28 March 2021.It will be available for eligible businesses with some key changes:

    • You must demonstrate a decline in actual GST turnover relative to a comparable period.
    • JobKeeper payment rates for employees will be based on the total hours worked during their reference period.

    If you are already receiving JobKeeper payments for your employees, continue paying all eligible employees $1,500 per fortnight (before tax) up to and including JobKeeper Fortnight 13 (commencing 14 September).

    New JobKeeper rates

    There will be two tiers for JobKeeper payment rates:

    • From 28 September 2020 to 3 January 2021
      • Tier 1 – $1,200 per fortnight
      • Tier 2 – $750 per fortnight.
    • From 4 January to 28 March 2021
      • Tier 1 – $1,000 per fortnight
      • Tier 2 – $650 per fortnight.

    Note: These rates are before tax.

    You will need to nominate the rate you are claiming for each of your eligible employees. Ensure you pay your eligible employees the right amounts, to be reimbursed when you make your monthly business declarations.

    If you expect you may no longer be eligible for JobKeeper from 28 September, encourage your employees to check what other financial assistance they may be eligible for with Services AustraliaExternal Link.

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    Last modified: 17 Sep 2020QC 63709