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  • Step 1: Enrol for the JobKeeper payment

    • You only need to enrol once.
    • Log into ATO online services through myGovExternal Link and select the ATO, or log into the Business PortalExternal Link using myGovID.
    • View the COVID-19 screen and select Step 1 Enrol business for JobKeeper wage subsidies.
    • Fill in the JobKeeper enrolment form by completing the required fields as listed below.

    Important: You cannot save the form while you are working on it and you cannot edit it once it is submitted. Read the instructions carefully to make sure you have all the information you need.

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

    Required fields

    1. Month

    • The month from which your business experienced a fall in turnover or expects to experience a fall in turnover.

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    2. A fall in turnover

    • Select Yes if your business has experienced, or is likely to experience, a fall in turnover of at least 30%.

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    3. Expected number of eligible employees

    • This section will only display if you selected 'March' or 'April' for the month for which your business experienced the fall in turnover.
    • If your business has employees, enter the number of eligible employees you expect to claim for, for each JobKeeper fortnight.
    • If an employee is eligible, and you have paid them for each fortnight, count them twice, once in each field.
    • Do not include yourself in the count of eligible employees. If you are eligible, enrol yourself as a sole trader in the next question.
    • If your business doesn't have any employees, leave these fields as '0'.
    • Notify all your eligible employees you have nominated them.

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    4. Sole trader

    • Select Yes if you are enrolling to receive the JobKeeper payment as an eligible sole trader.

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    Note: Your business must have lodged at least one of the following on or before 12 March 2020:

    • a 2018–19 tax return showing that your business had an amount included in its assessable income in relation to carrying on a business
    • an activity statement or GST return for any tax period that started after 1 July 2018 and ended before 12 March 2020 showing that it made a taxable, GST-free or input-taxed sale.

    We have the discretion to give further time, but only in limited circumstances, including if:

    • your business is included in a registered agent’s lodgment program where the lodgment due date is after 12 March 2020
    • your business has an automatic ATO lodgment deferral in place as it was affected by the Australian bushfires in late 2019
    • you are not registered or required to be registered for GST, so will not have lodged a BAS before 12 March 2020.

    5. Contact and financial institution details

    • Enter your financial institution and contact details for receiving JobKeeper payments.

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    Tips:

    • Check the summary section is correct before you submit.
    • Use the Print friendly function to capture your successful JobKeeper enrolment details in PDF format. We recommend you save this information, including your JobKeeper receipt number, for your records.

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      Last modified: 03 Jun 2020QC 62204