With the employee test date for JobKeeper moved to 1 July 2020, some additional employees might have become eligible. The August JobKeeper monthly business declaration is due by 14 September and is different to the previous form as it covers three JobKeeper fortnights.
Employers need to ensure that they identify all additional employees who could be eligible for JobKeeper to ensure that they comply with the “one in, all in” principle and that they meet the nomination requirements.
The first round of JobKeeper ends on 27 September 2020. To receive JobKeeper from 28 September 2020, employers need to reassess their eligibility with reference to actual GST turnover for the September 2020 quarter (for JobKeeper payments between 28 September to 3 January 2021), and again for December 2020 quarter (for payments between 4 January 2021 to 28 March 2021). However, we are still waiting on the rules relating to these periods to be released.
From this date, the JobKeeper payment rate will reduce and split into a higher and lower rate based on the number of hours the employee worked.