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  • JobKeeper Payment

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

    Key points:

    • The JobKeeper Payment has been extended until 28 March 2021, see JobKeeper extension. From 4 January 2021 to 28 March 2021, the new decline in turnover form to work out eligibility for the second extension period will be available.
    • Existing eligible employers must submit the new decline in turnover form before completing their business monthly declarations from 1 February 2021.
    • 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.
    • To support employers and their intermediaries that may be taking leave over December and January, there's more time to meet certain JobKeeper obligations – see Key dates.
    • The Administrative Appeals Tribunal handed down a decision on 21 December 2020 about the requirement to hold an ABN on 12 March 2020. The decision has implications for 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 have now lodged an appeal with the Federal Court concerning this decision. See AAT decision on backdated ABNs.
    • The JobKeeper Payment remains open to new and existing participants that meet eligibility requirements until the end of the scheme in March 2021.
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    Last modified: 18 Jan 2021QC 62125