JobKeeper Payment: Guidance On Enrolment And Application For Payment

24. April 2020

The ATO have released guidance for employers to understand what they need to do to ready themselves for the JobKeeper Payment.

* Please make special note below of the requirement for a business portal with myGovId if you decide to enrol or claim JobKeeper on your own behalf. We ask that you please let us know as soon as possible if you intend to process yourself or require our assistance. The myGovId process can be time consuming and we expect large volumes of business’ trying to access the system on the 20th of April when enrolment opens *

To get ready to claim, employers are advised to:

  1. Check if they, as an employer, and their nominated employees meet the eligibility requirements.
  2. Notify eligible employees that you (their employer) intend to participate in the JobKeeper scheme.
  3. Send eligible employees the JobKeeper Employee Nomination Notice to complete and return to you to confirm that they agree to you being nominated as the employer to receive JobKeeper Payments from.
  4. Keep the Employee Nomination Form on file for five years.
  5. Pay the minimum $1,500 to each eligible employee per JobKeeper fortnight. The first fortnight starts on 30 March and ends on 12 April. Alternatively, employers can make one combined payment of $3,000 for the first two fortnights paid by end of April 2020.
  6. Enrol for JobKeeper from 20 April using the Business Portal and authenticate with myGovID or have enrolment processed by a tax professional through the online tax agent portal.
  7. Subscribe to updates on the ATO website, so the ATO can advise when new information is available.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you want to undertake the Job Keeper process yourself you need to have access to the business portal via myGovID.

We will be offering our services on a do and charge basis depending on the complexity of your personal situation. More information can be obtained from your partner or manager.