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  • JobKeeper Payment is here

    We understand many businesses may be concerned about retaining their employees due to the economic impacts of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

    To help employers during this difficult time, the government has introduced the JobKeeper payment to help business owners keep paying employees.

    Here's what to do to get ready to claim:

    • Check if you, as an employer, and your nominated employees meet the eligibility requirements.
    • Notify eligible employees that you (their employer) intend to participate in the JobKeeper scheme.
    • Send your eligible employees the JobKeeper Employee Nomination Notice to complete and return to you to confirm that they agree to you being nominated as the employer to receive JobKeeper payments from.
    • Keep the Employee Nomination Form on file for five years.
    • Pay the minimum $1,500 to each eligible employee per JobKeeper fortnight. The first fortnight starts on 30 March and ends on 12 April. Alternatively, you can make one combined payment of $3,000 for the first two fortnights paid by end of April 2020.
    • Enrol for JobKeeper from 20 April using the Business Portal and authenticate with myGovID.
    • Subscribe to updates on the ATO website, so we can let you know when new information is available.

    We will continue to keep you updated on information about the JobKeeper payment. There is no need to phone us.

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    Last modified: 15 Apr 2020QC 62187