The Australian Government launched the JobKeeper Subsidy Scheme on 30 March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The scheme will apply until 27 September 2020 for eligible employers and employees impacted by COVID-19.
The ATO has now released guidelines for how the JobKeeper Subsidy Scheme will work. The subsidy will help businesses to keep staff in their jobs, and to re-start when the crisis is over.
Once you have enrolled for the JobKeeper Subsidy, if your business is eligible you can then register your employees, commencing on Monday 20 April 2020. (Note that eligible employers/businesses need to enrol before 30 April 2020 to be able to claim JobKeeper payments for the April period.)
As an eligible employer, you can register eligible employees and set up payroll for the JobKeeper Subsidy using the Single Touch Payroll (STP) functionality in your MYOB software.
The White Paper linked below provides detailed instructions on how to set up your Single Touch Payroll to register and claim the JobKeeper allowance for eligible employees in eligible businesses.
The White Paper covers the following processes:
- Employer enrolment
- Set up required pay items in payroll
- Notify ATO when JobKeeper subsidised payments start for each employee
- Pay eligible employees the JobKeeper Top-Up
- Confirm employee payments at the end of each month.
You will also find links to useful information on various Government websites.
Need help setting up?
If you require assistance with configuring your settings, please call the Enprise Support Desk on 1800 436 774 (0800 436 774 in New Zealand), or email us at email@example.com.
If you have any other questions regarding payroll, our team is available and here to support you through this difficult time.