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  • COVID-19: JobKeeper Payment

    We understand that the economic effects of the coronavirus pose significant challenges for the not-for-profit sector and many organisations are struggling to retain their employees.

    To help employers during this difficult time, the government has introduced the JobKeeper Payment to give not-for-profits assistance to keep paying their employees.

    If your not-for-profit is affected by the coronavirus outbreak, you may be eligible to access the JobKeeper subsidy of $1,500 per fortnight per employee to continue paying your employees.

    Here are steps you need to take to get ready to claim:

    • Check if you and your employees meet the eligibility requirements.
    • Notify eligible employees that you (their employer) intend to participate in the JobKeeper Payment 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 the 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: 17 Apr 2020QC 62194