New JobKeeper eligibility advice that is applicable to your business or NFP now

In light of deteriorating health conditions and the subsequent six-week lockdown in Melbourne the JobKeeper program has once again been adjusted in terms of the criteria for eligibility. The following changes that were announced on 7 August will now apply:

August update to JobKeeper eligibility period

From 3 August 2020 (JobKeeper fortnight 10) the relevant date of employment which is used to determine an employee’s eligibility to receive JobKeeper will move from 1 March 2020 to 1  July  2020.

For casual employees this means they will still be required to have been employed on a regular and systematic basis for a minimum of 12 months.

August update to Decline in Turnover Test

Extension period 1
(28 Sept to 3 Jan 2021) To qualify for the JobKeeper payment in the extension period, businesses and NFPs will now only have to demonstrate that their actual GST turnover has significantly decreased in the September quarter, rather than June and September quarters as previously announced.

Extension period 2 (4 Jan to 28 March 2021) To qualify businesses and NFPs only need to demonstrate a significant decline in turnover in the December 2020 quarter rather than June, September and December quarters as previously announced.

All other elements related to JobKeeper 2.0 will remain. You can see more about this in our update or watch our webinar.

Contact us today to find out how we can assist you in applying these new criteria to your business or NFP.

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