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  • Monthly business declarations for JobKeeper Fortnights in March need to be completed by 14 April 2021 to receive final JobKeeper payments. The JobKeeper Payment scheme finished on 28 March 2021.

    You do not have STP-enabled payroll software and you have 40 employees or less

    Determine the payment rate you are eligible to claim for each of your eligible employees.

    Have your eligible employees’ tax file number (TFN) and date of birth handy before you log in.

    Follow these steps:

    1. Log in to complete the online form
    2. Confirm eligible business participant
    3. Identify your eligible employees
    1. Log in to complete the online form
    • Log into ATO online services through myGov, or the Business Portal using myGovID.
    • View the COVID-19 screen and select Step 2 – Identify and maintain employees eligible for JobKeeper wage subsidies.
    2. Confirm eligible business participant
    • Confirm if you are nominating yourself as the eligible business participant (sole trader).
    • As a sole trader, your details will be pre-filled.
    • Select your eligible JobKeeper status. The JobKeeper status field identifies the JobKeeper fortnights (FN) that you're claiming.
    • Select your payment rate (tier 1 or 2) and make sure you have evidence of your active engagement in the business.

    Screenshot of enrolment form statement about JobKeeper status, with an option list. In this case, the option ‘Claim FN 14 and 15’ and payment type ‘Tier 1’ are selected.

    Examples of available JobKeeper status options:

    • Not claiming yet – you are one of the following  
      • Not currently eligible
      • not claiming for this month’s JobKeeper fortnights
      • not wanting to claim the JobKeeper payment for yourself.
       
    • Claim FN 14 and 15 – you are claiming both JobKeeper fortnights in this month.
    • Claim only FN 14 – you are claiming fortnight 14 only. You are not eligible to claim fortnight 15.
    • Claim from FN 15 – you are claiming fortnight 15 only. You are not eligible to claim fortnight 14.

    Available payment rate options are:

    • Tier 1 – 80 hours or more in reference period – you were actively working within your business for 80 hours or more in February 2020.
    • Tier 2 – less than 80 hours in reference period – you were actively working within your business for less than 80 hours in February 2020.
    3. Identify your eligible employees
    • Select Yes to add eligible employees.
    • You will be asked if you have more than 40 employees. Select No to indicate you have 40 employees or less. This will allow you to add their details into the form.

    Note: If you do have more than 40 employees, go to You don't have STP-enabled payroll software and you have more than 40 employees.

    Screenshot of enrolment form question ‘Do you want to add eligible employees?*’ with the answer ‘Yes’ selected.

    • Add up to 40 eligible employees using their tax file number (TFN) and date of birth.
    • Select Confirm then Save to add your eligible employee to the list.
    • Select a JobKeeper status for each of your eligible employees to identify the JobKeeper fortnights you’re claiming for them.
    • Select a payment rate (tier 1 or 2) for each of your eligible employees.

    Screenshot of enrolment form where you can add other employees and fields to type in each additional employee’s details.

    Examples of available JobKeeper status options:

    • Never eligible – the employee is not eligible and you will never be able to claim for them. After you lodge, these employees will be removed as potentially eligible employees.
    • Not claiming yet – you are not claiming for the employee now, but may claim later, for example, they are on maternity leave and will be returning to work in November.
    • Claim FN 14 and 15 – you have paid at least the JobKeeper amount to this employee in both fortnights and are claiming those fortnights.
    • Claim only FN 14 – you have paid at least the JobKeeper amount to this employee in fortnight 14 only and are claiming fortnight 14.
    • Claim from FN 15 – you have paid at least the JobKeeper amount to this employee in fortnight 15 only and are claiming fortnight 15.

    Available payment rate options are:

    • Tier 1 – 80 hours or more in reference period – the eligible employee's total hours of work, paid leave and paid public holidays was 80 hours or more in the 28 days finishing on the last day of the last pay period that ended before 1 July 2020 or 1 March 2020.
    • Tier 2 – less than 80 hours in reference period – the eligible employee's total hours of work, paid leave and paid public holidays was less than 80 hours in the 28 days finishing on the last day of the last pay period that ended before 1 July 2020 or 1 March 2020.

    Tips:

    • Your list of identified eligible employees will appear as a pre-filled list in future months. You will not be able to add additional eligible employees online once you complete Step 2.
    • Check the summary section is correct before you submit.
    • Use the print friendly function to capture your complete JobKeeper identification details in PDF format. We recommend you save this information, including your receipt number, for your records.

    See also:

    Next step:

    You do not have STP-enabled payroll software and you have more than 40 employees

    We recommend that you start using STP and JobKeeper-enabled payroll software if you can. Look at the STP product registerExternal Link to find STP software.

    If you don’t have STP-enabled payroll software and you have more than 40 employees, you need to:

    1. Create your own JobKeeper report to identify employees
    2. Log in to ATO online services or the Business Portal
    3. Confirm the eligible business participant
    4. Confirm number of eligible employees
    1. Create your own JobKeeper report to identify employees

    To create your own JobKeeper report:

    2. Log in to ATO online services or the Business Portal
    • Log into ATO online services through myGov, or the Business Portal using myGovID.
    • View the COVID-19 screen and select Step 2 – Identify and maintain employees eligible for JobKeeper wage subsidies.
    3. Confirm eligible business participant
    • Confirm if you are nominating yourself as the eligible business participant (sole trader).
    • As a sole trader, your details will be pre-filled.
    • Select your eligible JobKeeper status. The JobKeeper status field identifies the JobKeeper fortnights (FN) that you're claiming.
    • Select your payment rate (tier 1 or 2) and make sure you have evidence of your active engagement in the business.

    Screenshot of enrolment form statement about JobKeeper status, with an option list. In this case, the options ‘Claim FN 14 and 15’ and ‘payment type ‘Tier 1’ are selected.

    Examples of available JobKeeper status options:

    • Not claiming yet – you are one of the following  
      • Not currently eligible
      • not claiming for this month’s JobKeeper fortnights
      • not wanting to claim the JobKeeper payment for yourself.
       
    • Claim FN 14 and 15 – you are claiming both JobKeeper fortnights in this month.
    • Claim only FN 14 – you are claiming fortnight 14 only. You are not eligible to claim fortnight 15.
    • Claim from FN 15 – you are claiming fortnight 15 only. You are not eligible to claim fortnight 14.

    Available payment rate options are:

    • Tier 1 – 80 hours or more in reference period – you were actively engaged in your business for 80 hours or more in February 2020.
    • Tier 2 – less than 80 hours in reference period – you were actively engaged in your business for less than 80 hours in February 2020.
    4. Confirm number of eligible employees
    • The number of eligible employees shown is based on the information you provided us in your lodged JobKeeper report.
    • Check it shows the correct number of eligible employees for each JobKeeper fortnight.
    • You will not be able to edit the numbers via this form. If the number is incorrect, lodge an updated JobKeeper report before returning to this form to complete Step 2 online.

    Screenshot of enrolment form section asking you to check the number of eligible employees and payment tiers, along with a warning that it can take 72 hours for our systems to update.

    Tips:

    • Check the summary section is correct before you submit.
    • Use the print friendly function to capture your complete JobKeeper identification details in PDF format. We recommend you save this information, including your receipt number, for your records.
    • Future changes to eligible employees are actioned using JobKeeper reports via File transfer.

    See also:

    Next step:

    Your STP-enabled payroll software does not offer JobKeeper functionality and you have more than 200 employees

    If you use STP-enabled payroll software that does not offer JobKeeper functionality, and you have more than 200 employees, you can choose any one of the three methods below to identify your employees. Follow these steps:

    1. Identify your eligible employees in one of the following ways  
      • manually creating a JobKeeper allowance in your STP payroll software
      • asking us for a pre-filled JobKeeper report
      • creating your own JobKeeper report.
       
    2. Log in
    3. Confirm eligible business participant
    4. Confirm number of eligible employees
    1. Identify your eligible employees

    First, do one of the following:

    • Manually create a JobKeeper allowance in your STP-enabled payroll software and submit.  
      • Manually create a JobKeeper allowance in your STP-enabled payroll software and lodge a pay report to us using your software.
      • Speak to your software provider if you're not sure how to do this.
      • Allow three days for the information to process before you log in.
      • Go to Log in.
       
    • Ask us for a pre-filled JobKeeper report and return it back to us using file transfer.  
      • You can ask us for a pre-filled JobKeeper report which we will send you using the Business Portal File transfer functionality.
      • Identify your eligible employees in this report. Then return the report to us by uploading it through the Business Portal File transfer function.
      • Allow three days for the report to process before you log in again.
      • Go to Log in.
       
    • Produce your own JobKeeper report and send it to us.    
    2. Log in
    • Log into ATO online services through myGov, or the Business Portal using myGovID.
    • View the COVID-19 screen and select Step 2 – Identify and maintain employees eligible for JobKeeper wage subsidies.
    3. Confirm eligible business participant
    • Confirm if you are nominating yourself as the eligible business participant (sole trader).
    • As a sole trader, your details will be pre-filled.
    • Select your eligible JobKeeper status. The JobKeeper status field identifies the JobKeeper fortnights (FN) that you're claiming.
    • Select your payment rate (tier 1 or 2) and make sure you have evidence of your active engagement in the business.

    Screenshot of enrolment form statement about JobKeeper status, with an option list. In this case, the options ‘Claim FN 14 and 15’ and ‘payment type ‘Tier 1’ are selected.

    Examples of available JobKeeper status options:

    • Not claiming yet – you are one of the following  
      • Not currently eligible
      • not claiming for this month’s JobKeeper fortnights
      • not wanting to claim the JobKeeper payment for yourself.
       
    • Claim FN 14 and 15 – you are claiming both JobKeeper fortnights in this month.
    • Claim only FN 14 – you are claiming fortnight 14 only. You are not eligible to claim fortnight 15.
    • Claim from FN 15 – you are claiming fortnight 15 only. You are not eligible to claim fortnight 14.

    Available payment rate options are:

    • Tier 1 – 80 hours or more in reference period – you were actively engaged in your business for 80 hours or more in February 2020.
    • Tier 2 – less than 80 hours in reference period – you were actively engaged in your business for less than 80 hours in February 2020.
    4. Confirm number of eligible employees
    • The number of eligible employees is pre-filled from the data you supply us when you identify your employees through  
      • the STP pay report you lodged with us via your software
      • the pre-filled JobKeeper report we provided and you returned to us
      • the JobKeeper report you produced and sent to us.
       
    • Check it shows the correct number of eligible employees for each JobKeeper fortnight.
    • You will not be able to edit the numbers via this form. If the number is incorrect, lodge an updated STP pay report or JobKeeper report before returning to this form to complete Step 2 online.

    Screenshot of enrolment form section asking you to check the number of eligible employees and payment tiers, along with a warning that it can take 72 hours for our systems to update.

    Tips:

    • Check the summary section is correct before you submit.
    • Use the print friendly function to capture your complete JobKeeper identification details in PDF format. We recommend you save this information, including your receipt number, for your records.
    • Future changes to eligible employees can be actioned in your software or using JobKeeper reports through File transfer.

    See also:

    Next step:

      Last modified: 30 Nov 2020QC 62204