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  • How to make a JobMaker Hiring Credit claim

    Before you can claim the JobMaker Hiring Credit payment, you must:

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    How to claim

    To make a claim:

    • complete a claim form on ATO online services or the Business Portal or your registered tax or BAS agent can do it for you
    • provide information about your headcount, payroll and employees, including      
      • your baseline payroll amount – if the number of days in the JobMaker period is different to the number of days in the baseline payroll you provided at registration
      • your total payroll amount for the JobMaker period
      • your headcount at the end of the JobMaker period
      • confirming your eligible employees
      • declaring the information is true and correct.

    Your Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting is due three days before the end of the claim period for the JobMaker period you are making a claim for. For example, to make a claim for JobMaker period 1 (7 October 2020 to 6 January 2021), your STP reporting should be up-to-date by 27 April 2021, three days before the end of the claim period on 30 April 2021. This will enable the relevant information to be pre-filled in the claim form.

    When to claim

    You make a claim for each JobMaker period you are eligible.

    You can do this through:

    • ATO online services
    • the Business Portal
    • your registered tax or BAS agent.

    Claims open on the first day of the month after the JobMaker period ends. They remain open for three months.

    You must complete a claim form during the claim period to receive a JobMaker Hiring Credit payment. As claims are made after JobMaker periods, payments will be made to you in arrears.

    You can submit a claim for the first payment from 1 February 2021 for the first JobMaker period.

    The dates for all JobMaker periods are set out below. See JobMaker Hiring Credit payment key dates for more information.

    JobMaker periods 1 to 4

    JobMaker period

    JobMaker period dates

    Claim period open

    1

    7 October 2020 – 6 January 2021

    1 February 2021 – 30 April 2021

    2

    7 January 2021 – 6 April 2021

    1 May 2021 – 31 July 2021

    3

    7 April 2021 – 6 July 2021

    1 August 2021 – 31 October 2021

    4

    7 July 2021 – 6 October 2021

    1 November 2021 – 31 January 2022

    JobMaker periods 5 to 8

    JobMaker period

    JobMaker period dates

    Claim period open

    5

    7 October 2021 – 6 January 2022

     February 2022 – 30 April 2022

    6

    7 January 2022 – 6 April 2022

    1 May 2022 – 31 July 2022

    7

    7 April 2022 – 6 July 2022

    1 August 2022 – 31 October 2022

    8

    7 July 2022 – 6 October 2022

    1 November 2022 – 31 January 2023

    Your STP reporting for each JobMaker period you claim for is due three days before the end of the claim period.

    If you do not make your claim before the relevant claim period ends, any payments you may have otherwise been entitled to will expire. You will not be able to make a claim for these amounts.

    You can generally expect to receive your payment within five days of your claim being processed.

    Keeping records

    To make a claim for the JobMaker Hiring Credit payment scheme, you must get an employee notice from each eligible employee you are claiming for.

    You do not need to provide this to us, but you must keep it for your records (see Employee notices).

    As part of normal record keeping requirements, you are required to keep records of employment and hours worked by your employees.

    We will monitor employers' assessment of their eligibility and their employees’ eligibility. If we review your assessment, we will ask you to provide documentation to support your assessment which may include:

    • the JobMaker employee notice
    • employment records such as
      • a contract
      • payslips
      • payroll data
      • rosters
      • time sheets
    • business diaries, appointment books and logbooks
    • invoices and records prepared for other business purposes.
      Last modified: 18 Feb 2021QC 64267