As of this morning 20 April 2020, Employers are now able to enrol in the government's new JobKeeper scheme!
The enrolment application process is done via an online form. Employers wishing to enrol for the month of April must do so by 30 April 2020. Employers also wishing to secure claims for JobKeeper payments for the first two fortnights in April must complete the application by 26 April 2020.
Employers wishing to register for later months can enrol at a later date.
The ATO has provided an explanatory video for employers and employees with further information.
For a step by step guide on the enrolment process itself, please click here.
Before enrolling all eligible employers need to have notified each eligible employee that they intend on nominating them as eligible employees under the JobKeeper scheme, with employers required to nominate all eligible employees.
Eligible employees include employees who have been stood down, but not terminated. For the definition of an eligible employee click here.
Employees need to agree to be nominated by completing the JobKeeper Employee Nomination Notice and returning it to the employer.
If you are a director or a shareholder of a company, a partner in a partnership, or an adult beneficiary of a trust, consider whether you will nominate as an eligible business participant and check you meet the eligibility requirements.
If you would like Gibson and Partners to complete the ATO Enrolment Application on your behalf, please fill in and return the checklist here.
Please contact us at any time to discuss these or any issues your business or household might be experiencing.
The Team at Gibson & Partners
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