JobKeeper Payment deadline extended

ATO extends initial JobKeeper payment deadline

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) announced changes to the JobKeeper deadlines for enrolment and payment requirements, these deadlines are:

  • Businesses were given an extension up until 31 May to enrol for the first two JobKeeper fortnights, being 30 March -12 April and 13 April – 26 April.
    • We suggest you enrol as soon as practical to ensure the ATO reimbursement flows through sooner.
  • Each employer had until 8 May to pay the minimum $1,500 per fortnight for each eligible employee. This means that you needed to ensure each employee received at a minimum two fortnightly payments of at least $1,500 per fortnight by 8 May, or a combined payment of at least $3,000.

This change was made to provide the employer sufficient time to process all JobKeeper employee nomination notices, and determine all eligible employees.


To see the latest guidance on eligibility tests, enrolment and payment information visit our full blog:

JobKeeper Payments | everything you need to know


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