JobKeeper Payment

The Australian Government has made available a wage subsidy for employees. The government will use Single Touch Payroll data to process these JobKeeper subsidies.

Government information about eligibility and the operation of the scheme can be found here:

Add JobKeeper Payment Eligibility

To add eligibility for JobKeeper Payment to an employee please navigate to the Current Payroll Tab.

Note: JobKeeper must be added for each employee who is elibible for the scheme. Please ensure you do not add JobKeeper for employees who are not eligible as it will result in the ATO overpaying you.

Tap the more_vertMenu Icon next to the employees name to open the drop-down menu for them.

Tap the person_add Add/Edit JobKeeper option to add JobKeeper for this employee.

Please select the Start Date that the employee became eligible for JobKeeper. For most people this will be 30 March 2020

The End Date is not required; it will prevent the ATO from reimbursing you for this employee. Only enter an end date if the employee is:

  • being terminated,
  • going on government paid parental leave,
  • changes citizenship, visa/personal circumstances, OR
  • being paid workers compensation.

Reporting JobKeeper Tiers for employees

From September 28 employers need to report the JobKeeper tier that each employee is eligible for.

JK-TIER1 – for those employees who worked 80 hours or more in any reference period.

JK-TIER2 - for those employees who worked fewer than 80 hours in any reference period.

Tap the addPlus Icon next to the employees name to open the drop-down menu for Allowances (including to add Other Allowances).

Tap the menu option Add Other Allowance.

Enter the name for the element exactly as it appears below:

  • JK-TIER1
  • JK-TIER2

Tap SAVE to save the element and add it to the employee.

IMPORTANT: Enter 0 as the amount for this element. Entering 0 tells the ATO that this is the tier the employee is eligible for.

Reporting JobKeeper Amounts to the ATO

If you have made a JobKeeper Top Up for an employee then enter the amount in the JOBKEEPER-TOPUP element.

If you do not need to make a JobKeeper Top Up for an employee (because the employee has earned more than $1,500 gross in the fortnight) then the JOBKEEPER-TOPUP element should be left as zero.

Ended JobKeeper Payment for an employee

If an employee is no longer eligible for Job Keeper payment you must notify the ATO through STP to prevent overpayment.

The scenarios when someone may become ineligible are when the employee is:

  • being terminated,
  • going on government paid parental leave,
  • changes citizenship, visa/personal circumstances, OR
  • being paid workers compensation.

Tap the more_vertMenu Icon next to the employees name to open the drop-down menu for them.

Tap the person_add Add/Edit JobKeeper option to edit JobKeeper for this employee.

Enter the End Date for their JobKeeper eligibility.