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    Nominating new employees

    This information will assist you with adding newly eligible employees for August 2020 JobKeeper fortnights.

    From 3 August 2020, you may be able to nominate new employees as eligible for the JobKeeper Payment scheme.

    These new employees must have been employed by you on 1 July 2020 and meet other eligibility criteria. This can include employees that:

    • you employed after 1 March 2020
    • were employed by you on 1 March 2020 and did not meet the eligibility requirements, but do as of 1 July 2020 – e.g. they turned 18 years old after 1 March 2020 but before 1 July 2020.

    For the fortnights commencing on 3 and 17 August 2020, employers have until 31 August 2020 to meet the wage condition for newly eligible employees under the 1 July eligibility test.

    Adding newly eligible employees

    How you add newly eligible employees is slightly different depending on your reporting method.

    Reporting via Single Touch Payroll using JobKeeper payroll codes

    To complete your business monthly declaration to claim for August JobKeeper fortnights:

    • provide the start fortnight through STP software to update newly eligible employees. Allow 72 hours for this information to update in your declaration form
    • only include newly eligible fortnights from 3 or 17 August 2020 (fortnight 10 or 11)
    • include new employees in fortnightly totals when completing your business monthly declaration
    • for detailed step-by-step information, visit ato.gov.au/Jobkeeperguides

    Using STP without JobKeeper Codes or not reporting through Single Touch Payroll

    To complete your business monthly declaration to claim for August JobKeeper fortnights:

    • use 'Maintain employees' to confirm or add eligible employees
    • confirm eligibility of employees reported through STP pre-populated in form
    • manually add eligible employees not listed in form (up to 40 employees)
    • include new employees in fortnightly totals when completing your business monthly declaration
    • for detailed step-by-step information, visit ato.gov.au/Jobkeeperguides
      Last modified: 01 Sep 2020QC 63533