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  • JobKeeper extension key dates

    The JobKeeper Payment extension 1 started on 28 September and there are some key dates to keep in mind.

    From 28 September, the JobKeeper payment rates changed based on the total hours each employee worked during their reference period. You will need to pay your eligible employees at least the JobKeeper amount that applies to them each JobKeeper fortnight. For JobKeeper extension 1, this will be either:

    • Tier 1: $1,200 per fortnight (before tax)
    • Tier 2: $750 per fortnight (before tax).

    Key dates to remember

    • From 28 September – The JobKeeper extension started and the payment rates changed for your eligible employees.
    • Between 1 and 14 October – Complete your October JobKeeper monthly business declaration to be reimbursed for payments you made in September.
    • Between 1 and 31 October – Determine and submit your decline in turnover for the September 2020 quarter through the Business Portal.
    • 31 October – You have until 31 October 2020 to pay each of your eligible employees for JobKeeper fortnights 14 and 15 (starting 28 September 2020 and 12 October 2020). You need to pay each eligible employee at least the JobKeeper payment rate that applies to them.
    • Between 1 and 14 November – Complete your November JobKeeper monthly business declaration to be reimbursed for payments you made in October. You will also need to tell us which payment tier you are claiming for each eligible employee and/or business participant.

    We have updated our website to provide alternative bases for satisfying both the decline in turnover and actual decline in turnover tests in qualifying for the JobKeeper extension.

    Eligible not-for-profits can enrol at any time until the program closes.

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    Last modified: 30 Sep 2020QC 63789