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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 may have implications for entities that had a previously cancelled ABN reactivated, or been granted a new ABN, and had the date of effect backdated to on or before 12 March 2020. We are considering the decision and its implications. 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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