The second JobKeeper extension has started and covers the JobKeeper fortnights between Monday 4 January and Sunday 28 March 2021. See if you are eligible for JobKeeper extension 2 even if you weren’t eligible for extension 1.
Employers wanting to claim JobKeeper payments from 28 September will need to reassess their eligibility and prove that turnover has declined. Some businesses that did not qualify for the original JobKeeper payments may find that they now qualify for the new JobKeeper payments.
We provide a summary of the update including announcements made in relation to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Supplement and JobSeeker Payment, JobKeeper Payment, Apprentices and Trainees wage subsidy and the Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme.
The Government is extending the JobKeeper Payment by a further six months to March 2021. Support will be targeted to businesses and not-for-profits that continue to be significantly impacted by the Coronavirus. The payment rate will be reduced and a lower payment rate will be introduced for those who work fewer hours. Retesting of eligibility will apply.
⚠️ The ATO is receiving reports of scammers pretending to be from the ATO calling members of the public and asking them to provide their bank account details. They are saying that their employer has registered them for JobKeeper, but that the ATO needs their bank account details to deposit the funds into their account. Do not provide the information requested. If you are unsure if an ATO call is legitimate, hang up and phone 1800 008 540 to check.