JobKeeper key dates

ATO reminder about salary packaged super
May 10, 2020

JobKeeper key dates

Key dates

20 April

From 20 April 2020 – Enrol for the JobKeeper payment

  • You can enrol for the JobKeeper payment through the Business Portal. If you are a sole trader, you can also enrol in ATO online services via myGov. To find out how, read our JobKeeper guides.

4 May

From 4 May 2020 – Identify your employees

  • Make sure you are successfully enrolled.

Once you are successfully enrolled, you need to identify the eligible employees and/or the business participant for who you are claiming the JobKeeper wage subsidy. To find out how, read our JobKeeper guides.

  • You have until 31 May to identify your employees for JobKeeper payment.

8 May

By 8 May – Make sure you have paid your employees for April

  • Pay your eligible employee a minimum of $1,500 (before tax) for each of JobKeeper fortnights 1 and 2 by this date to be able to claim JobKeeper payments for April.
  • The first two JobKeeper fortnights in April
    • JobKeeper Fortnight 1 – 30 March to 12 April
    • JobKeeper Fortnight 2 – 13 April to 26 April

31 May

31 May 2020 – is the final date you can enrol for JobKeeper if you intend to claim for wages paid for JobKeeper fortnights in April and May.

Each month

Make a monthly business declaration:

  • re-confirm your business and employee eligibility.
  • provide your business’s current and projected GST turnover

JobKeeper fortnights

JobKeeper FortnightPeriod relating to each JobKeeper FortnightEmployees are  paid on or before
130 March – 12 April8 May*
213 April – 26 April8 May*
327 April – 10 May10 May*
411 May – 24 May24 May*
525 May – 7 June7 June
68 June – 21 June21 June
722 June – 5 July5 July
86 July – 19 July19 July
920 July – 2 August2 August
103 August – 16 August16 August
1117 August – 30 August30 August
1231 August – 13 September13 September
1314 September – 27 September27 September

* You have until 31 May to enrol for JobKeeper if you intend to claim for wages paid for JobKeeper fortnights in April and May.

Source: https://www.ato.gov.au/General/JobKeeper-Payment/In-detail/JobKeeper-key-dates/

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