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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.

    JobKeeper Payment

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    The JobKeeper Payment scheme is a subsidy for businesses significantly affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Key points:

    • JobKeeper remains open to new and existing participants that meet eligibility requirements until the end of the scheme on 28 March 2021.
    • The JobKeeper Payment will end on 28 March 2021 and you can claim payments for your eligible employees until this date. From 4 January 2021, employers must pay their eligible employees at least the correct JobKeeper amount of either $1,000 for tier 1 or $650 for tier 2.
    • Existing eligible employers must submit their new decline in turnover before completing their business monthly declarations from 1 February 2021.
    • The Full Federal Court handed down a decision on 24 March 2021 about the requirement to hold an ABN on 12 March 2020. The decision impacts entities that had a previously cancelled ABN reactivated, or had been granted a new ABN, and had the date of effect backdated to on or before 12 March 2020. We are currently considering the Court's decision and its implications.
    • See Full Federal Court decision on backdated ABNs.
    • You may be eligible for the JobMaker Hiring Credit or other help once the JobKeeper Payment has ended, see Support for businesses and employers.
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