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    Key dates

    20 April – enrolments opened

    On 20 April 2020, enrolments for the JobKeeper payment opened.

    31 May – enrolments closed for April and May fortnights

    31 May 2020 was the final date to enrol for JobKeeper and identify employees to claim for wages paid for JobKeeper fortnights in April and May.

    Enrolling and identifying employees after May

    If you are enrolling for JobKeeper payments for the first time after May, you must enrol your business and identifying your eligible employees and business participant by the end of the month you wish to claim for.

    Each month

    You must make a business monthly declaration each month to claim JobKeeper payments for the previous month.

    You need to do this between the 1st and 14th of the month (for example, to be reimbursed for JobKeeper payments in May you need to complete your declaration by 14 June).

    JobKeeper fortnights

    JobKeeper Fortnight

    Period relating to each JobKeeper Fortnight

    Employees are paid on or before

    5

    25 May – 7 June

    7 June

    6

    8 June – 21 June

    21 June

    7

    22 June – 5 July

    5 July

    8

    6 July – 19 July

    19 July

    9

    20 July – 2 August

    2 August

    10

    3 August – 16 August

    16 August

    11

    17 August – 30 August

    30 August

    12

    31 August – 13 September

    13 September

    13

    14 September – 27 September

    27 September

    When paying eligible employees, you do not need to adjust your pay cycle through your existing payroll solution.

    If you usually pay your employees less frequently than fortnightly, the payment can be allocated between fortnights in a reasonable manner.

    Past dates and fortnights

    4 May

    From 4 May 2020 – Identify your employees

    • Make sure you are successfully enrolled.

    Once you are successfully enrolled, you need to identify the eligible employees and/or the business participant for who you are claiming the JobKeeper wage subsidy. To find out how, read our JobKeeper guides.

    • You have until 31 May to identify your employees for JobKeeper payment.

    8 May

    By 8 May – Make sure you have paid your employees for April

    • Pay your eligible employee a minimum of $1,500 (before tax) for each of JobKeeper fortnights 1 and 2 by this date to be able to claim JobKeeper payments for April.
    • The first two JobKeeper fortnights in April
      • JobKeeper Fortnight 1 – 30 March to 12 April
      • JobKeeper Fortnight 2 – 13 April to 26 April
       

    Past JobKeeper fortnights

    JobKeeper Fortnight

    Period relating to each JobKeeper Fortnight

    Employees are paid on or before

    1

    30 March – 12 April

    8 May

    2

    13 April – 26 April

    8 May

    3

    27 April – 10 May

    10 May

    4

    11 May – 24 May

    24 May

      Last modified: 02 Jun 2020QC 62432