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  • Step 3: Make a business monthly declaration

    Each month you must complete a business monthly declaration to keep claiming JobKeeper payments. You must do this in the first 14 days after the month you are claiming for. Your tax or BAS agent can also make the business monthly declaration for you.

    We will ask you to re-confirm the business participant details and your eligible employees. You will also need to provide us with information about your GST turnover for the reported month and projected GST turnover for the following month.

    The information you provide us on your turnover is not a re-test of your eligibility. We ask for this information to see how your business is progressing under the JobKeeper Payment scheme.

    If any of your eligible employees change or leave your employment, you will need to update this employee information through your monthly declaration.

    Before you make your declaration

    • Make sure you have worked out your GST turnover for the reported month and projected GST turnover for the following month.
    • Make sure you have paid each eligible employee at least $1,500 (before tax) for each JobKeeper fortnight you are claiming for.
    • If you need to make changes to your eligible employees, use the same method you used in Step 2 – Identify your eligible employees:  
      • Make the changes in your STP pay event report and lodge and allow three days for the changes to process.
      • Lodge an updated JobKeeper report using the Business Portal File transfer function and allow three days for the report to process.
      • Have any updates to your eligible employees' information ready to enter into the Business Portal.
       

    Make your declaration by the 14th of each month

    • Log in to the Business Portal using myGovID.
    • View the COVD-19 screen and select Step 3 – Business monthly declaration for JobKeeper payment.
    • Re-confirm your reported eligible employees and business participant (if you have them).
    • If you need to update details for eligible employees or the eligible business participant, select Maintain employees.
    • Provide your business' GST turnover for the month you are declaring and following month's projected month GST turnover.
    • Re-confirm your financial institution details for receiving JobKeeper payments.

    Tip:

    • Use the Print friendly function to capture your successful JobKeeper monthly declaration in PDF format. We recommend you save this information, including your JobKeeper receipt number, for your records.

    How to update details for eligible employees and business participant

    If your eligible employees change or leave your employment, you need to update this information in your business declaration each month.

    Depending on how you completed Step 2 – Identify your eligible employees, you will need to make these changes either:

    • directly into the Business Portal using myGovID
    • in your STP payroll software or in an updated JobKeeper report before you make your business monthly declaration.

    Log in to the Business Portal

    In your business monthly declaration form:

    • Select Maintain employee.
    • Change the JobKeeper status for the eligible business participant if they become ineligible.
    • You can add an eligible business participant to claim JobKeeper payments for them if one was not identified in Step 2 – Identify your eligible employees.
    • Change the JobKeeper status for employees if  
      • they have left your employment
      • you have not paid them for all JobKeeper fortnights
      • they become ineligible
      • they became eligible in the relevant fortnights.
       
    • Select Save and continue to return to and finalise your business monthly declaration.

    In your STP payroll software or JobKeeper report

    • Update your employees' eligibility in your STP-enabled payroll software or JobKeeper report by using the JobKeeper codes to show their changed eligibility.
    • Submit your STP pay event through your payroll software or submit your JobKeeper report through the Business Portal File transfer function.
    • Leave up to three days for your changes to be processed by us before making your monthly business declaration in the Business Portal.
      Last modified: 03 Jun 2020QC 62205