The Commissioner of Taxation granted a one-week deferral of the due date for the monthly JobKeeper payment declaration, commencing from June 2020.
The JobKeeper program was established to provide employment-related relief in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Information is available on the ATO website.
The JobKeeer declaration now needs to be completed between the 1st and 14th day of each month, to confirm the operating circumstances of the employer and eligibility for the payment, but it is not a re-test of eligibility. As part of the declaration, employers need to confirm:
The sooner a business can submit its monthly declaration for the month just passed, the sooner the employer will be reimbursed for JobKeeper periods (measured by fortnights) for that month.
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