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  • JobKeeper Payment

    Media: JobKeeper Payment – A simple guide for employers Link (Duration: 00:45)

    The JobKeeper Payment scheme is a temporary subsidy for businesses significantly affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). Eligible employers, sole traders and other entities can apply to receive $1,500 per eligible employee per fortnight.

    Key points:

    • JobKeeper is paid to employers. The ATO does not make payments directly to employees.
    • Enrolment for April and May closed on 31 May 2020, see other JobKeeper key dates.
    • A monthly business declaration must be made by the 14th day of each month, starting in June, to receive reimbursements for payments made in the previous month.
    • Step-by-step instructions are available for sole traders, see JobKeeper guide for sole traders.
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    We regularly update information on this website, for a summary of changes see JobKeeper timeline of content updates.

    Keeping the system fair

    If you have questions about workplace entitlements and obligations in relation to the JobKeeper Payment scheme, the Fair Work Commission has released guidance on how it can assist with JobKeeper disputesExternal Link.

    If you are concerned that someone is doing the wrong thing in relation to JobKeeper payment, you can tell us about it. To report illegal or behaviour of concern, see Making a tip off.

    Last modified: 01 Jun 2020QC 62125