JobKeeper Program

With the implementation of the JobKeeper program, we have designed a number of service packages to assist you with accessing this program. Our service offering is broadly divided into 3 parts:

  1. Employer Eligibility Testing
  2. Enrolling in the Program
  3. Applying monthly to claim the Subsidy

 

Employer Eligibility Testing

Employers carrying on a business in Australia with eligible employees (or business participants) on 1 March 2020 are eligible for the JobKeeper program if the business has faced a turnover fall of 30% (50% for very large businesses). The “business participants” pathway for eligibility allows non-employee business participants (ie non-salaried Directors, trust beneficiaries, partners, etc) to access this subsidy as well.

To be eligible from the 30 March 2020 start date, businesses will have to test and show a fall in their GST turnover in either one of the following comparison periods:

  • March 2020 compared to March 2019, or
  • Projected April 2020 compared to April 2019, or
  • Projected April-June 2020 quarter compared to April-June 2019 quarter.

We are able to assist you in determining your GST turnover and testing it against the periods stated out above. Additionally, we are also able to assist you in preparing projections for the Month or the Quarter if you are not able to meet the March tests.

Due to the potential complexity and uncertainty in the scope of this engagement, this will be charged at our normal hourly rates. We are also able to advice on the eligibility criteria for Employees.

 

Program Enrolment

Your business will have to enrol with the ATO to be eligible for the subsidy. This enrolment is done by way of an online form where you will have to:

  • provide details about your business,
  • provide details about your employees,
  • confirm that your business is eligible, and
  • confirm that your employees are eligible.

The Enrolment Form will be available from 20 April 2020, and in order to be eligible from the program start date (30 March 2020) you have to enrol by 26 April 2020.

We are able to assist you through this process and enrol on your behalf for a fixed fee of $400. We will also guide you through your payroll requirements through the JobKeeper period.

 

Apply to Claim the Subsidy

After the end of every eligible month, your business will have to apply to claim the JobKeeper payment. This report involves:

  • providing payroll details on your eligible employees
  • reporting on business performance to the ATO

You will have to repeat this process for each month you are claiming the subsidy, and report any changes to the ATO. You do not need to retest your reported fall in turnover but you will have to provide information about your current and projected turnover.

We are able to assist you through this process and enrol on your behalf in accordance to a fee schedule based on the number of employees:

Number of Employees

Fee per Application (Monthly)

0-5

$300

5-10

$500

10-20

$800

20-40

$1,500

40+

Price on request

 

We are also able to provide advice and assistance on other aspects of the JobKeeper program, as well as advice and assistance with all of the other financial support measures announced by the Federal Government.

Please contact us on (02) 6115 9000 if you have any queries on the above.