JobKeeper Rules Update

Following on from our blog last Friday, the Treasurer released an update to the JobKeeper Rules dealing with new eligible employees which apply from 3 August 2020 onwards.

Extended deadline for top-up payments

Crucially, the ATO has announced that the deadline for making payments for new eligible employees for JobKeeper fortnights starting on 3 August 2020 and 17 August 2020 has been extended to 31 August 2020 (ie, to meet the condition for employers to pay at least $1,500 to eligible employees in each JobKeeper fortnight).

Employees who have moved to a new employer

The other key change to the rules is that someone who was previously nominated for JobKeeper with an entity as an eligible employee or eligible business participant can potentially be nominated for JobKeeper with a different entity if certain conditions are met. The individual must have ceased to be employed or actively engaged in the business (as a business participant) of the original entity after 1 March 2020 but before 1 July 2020. They must also meet the conditions to be treated as an eligible employee of the new employer at 1 July 2020.

Should you wish to discuss any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact Brealey Quill Kenny, Canning Vale on 9256 2777 or by email, admin@bqk.com.au

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