Before you begin, ensure you are eligible and enrol to JobKeeper by logging in to the ATO Business Portal.

If you haven't enrolled yet, then click on the button below to enrol now!


Once enrolled, send 'Employee Nomination Notice' to all your eligible employees to complete and return to you before you pay JobKeeper to the employee. JobKeeper Employee Nomination Notice form can be found by clicking on the button below.


After you've registered and notified your eligible employees, there are three simple notifications that need to be reported to the ATO (#1 is a mandatory notification and #2 & #3 are only valid under certain conditions):

  1. JOBKEEPER-START: This once-off notification is applicable for ALL eligible employers. JobKeeper start will let ATO know from when you'd like the JobKeeper payments to start for your employee.

  2. JOBKEEPER-TOPUP: This notification is only valid for employees that get paid less than allocated amount per fortnight.

  3. JOBKEEPER-FINISH: This once-off notification is only valid if you need to stop JobKeeper payments before March 2021. The ineligibility may be due to, workers’ compensation absence, cessation of employment and change of citizenship, visa, personal circumstances.

JobKeeper has been extended until March 2021 from end of September 2020 but with below rules, these rules only apply after September 2020:

  • Eligible staff that worked 20 hours or more each week in February will be eligible for the higher tier, while those that worked less than this threshold are eligible for the lower tier of payments.

  • The higher tier will need to pay $1,200 a fortnight until January 3, 2021. It will then reduce to $1,000 a fortnight until the program ends on March 28, 2021.

  • The lower tier will need to pay $750 a fortnight until January 3, 2021. It will then reduce to $650 a fortnight until the program ends on March 28, 2021.

You will have to create a new pay run to file or revert last filed pay run to update and follow below steps to notify ATO through Payroo JobKeeper:

1. NOTIFYING JOBKEEPER-START (applicable for ALL eligible employers)

Step 1: Before publishing your next pay run, in the "Allowance" section, click on the "+ ADD MORE" button

Step 2: Depending on the "Dates" applicable for employee's JOBKEEPER-START (refer to the table below) i.e. pay run "Payment Date" date (exception for April 2020 monthly pay runs), type the associated FN code in the "Name" field to select the relevant "Allowance Description" (refer to the table below). Ensure you are selecting "JOBKEEPER-START-FNXX" as both start and finish have the same FN code.

Note: "Amount" field for JOBKEEPER-START should always remain as '0', this allowance entry is only notifying ATO of the applicable dates.
Also, JOBKEEPER-START is only required to be reported to the ATO once, so if you file a pay run with the applicable start dates you don't have to do it again!

It doesn't matter if you do weekly, fortnightly, monthly or any other frequency pay runs, pick the fortnight which applies to the pay day.

FN

Dates

Allowance Description

14

28/09/2020 – 11/10/2020

JOBKEEPER-START-FN14

15

12/10/2020 – 25/10/2020

JOBKEEPER-START-FN15

16

26/10/2020 – 08/11/2020

JOBKEEPER-START-FN16

17

09/11/2020 – 22/11/2020

JOBKEEPER-START-FN17

18

23/11/2020 – 06/12/2020

JOBKEEPER-START-FN18

19

07/12/2020 – 20/12/2020

JOBKEEPER-START-FN19

20

21/12/2020 – 03/01/2021

JOBKEEPER-START-FN20

21

04/01/2021 – 17/01/2021

JOBKEEPER-START-FN21

22

18/01/2021 – 31/01/2021

JOBKEEPER-START-FN22

23

01/02/2021 – 14/02/2021

JOBKEEPER-START-FN23

24

15/02/2021 – 28/02/2021

JOBKEEPER-START-FN24

25

01/03/2021 – 14/03/2021

JOBKEEPER-START-FN25

26

5/03/2021 – 28/03/2021

JOBKEEPER-START-FN26

2. NOTIFYING JOBKEEPER-TOPUP (only valid for employees that get paid less than allocated amount per fortnight)

Step 1: In the pay run, under the "Allowance" section, click on the "+ ADD MORE" button

Note: You can only add top-up allowance only after notifying JOBKEEPER-START to the ATO, if you haven't yet, refer to notifying JOBKEEPER-START part of this article. Notification for JOBKEEPER-START and JOBKEEPER-TOPUP can be done at the same time for the first time if required.

Step 2: Enter 'top' in the "Name" field to select "JOBKEEPER-TOPUP"

Step 3: Enter JOBKEEPER-TOPUP amount in the "Amount" field

Note: If you had to top-up and pay an additional $200 a fortnight for an employee who you normally pay $1000 a fortnight, enter $200 in the "Amount" field to equate to $1200 JobKeeper payment.

If you notify JOBKEEPER-START and JOBKEEPER-TOPUP in the same pay run, you will have two allowance entries.

3. NOTIFYING JOBKEEPER-FINISH (only valid if you need to stop JobKeeper payments before March 2021)

Step 1: In the pay run, under the "Allowance" section, click on the "+ ADD MORE" button

Note: JOBKEEPER-FINISH is only required to be reported to the ATO once, so if you file a pay run with the applicable finish dates you don't have to do it again! You can add top-up allowance with the JobKeeper finish notification if you need to report a final top-up allowance. Notification for JOBKEEPER-TOPUP and JOBKEEPER-FINISH can be done at the same time for the last time if required.

Step 2: Depending on the "Dates" applicable for employee's JOBKEEPER-FINISH (refer to the table below) i.e. pay run "Payment Date" date, type the associated FN code in the "Name" field to select the relevant "Allowance Description" (refer to the table below). Ensure you are selecting "JOBKEEPER-FINISH-FNXX" as both start and finish have the same FN code.

The ineligibility may be due to, workers’ compensation absence, cessation of employment and change of citizenship, visa, personal circumstances.

Note: "Amount" field for JOBKEEPER-FINISH should always remain as '0', this allowance entry is only notifying ATO of the applicable dates.
Also, JOBKEEPER-FINISH is only required to be reported to the ATO once, so if you file a pay run with the applicable finish dates you don't have to do it again! This will terminate all future JobKeeper payments for the employee.

It doesn't matter if you do weekly, fortnightly, monthly or any other frequency pay runs, pick the fortnight which applies to the pay day.

FN

Dates

Allowance Description

14

28/09/2020 – 11/10/2020

JOBKEEPER-FINISH-FN14

15

12/10/2020 – 25/10/2020

JOBKEEPER-FINISH-FN15

16

26/10/2020 – 08/11/2020

JOBKEEPER-FINISH-FN16

17

09/11/2020 – 22/11/2020

JOBKEEPER-FINISH-FN17

18

23/11/2020 – 06/12/2020

JOBKEEPER-FINISH-FN18

19

07/12/2020 – 20/12/2020

JOBKEEPER-FINISH-FN19

20

21/12/2020 – 03/01/2021

JOBKEEPER-FINISH-FN20

21

04/01/2021 – 17/01/2021

JOBKEEPER-FINISH-FN21

22

18/01/2021 – 31/01/2021

JOBKEEPER-FINISH-FN22

23

01/02/2021 – 14/02/2021

JOBKEEPER-FINISH-FN23

24

15/02/2021 – 28/02/2021

JOBKEEPER-FINISH-FN24

25

01/03/2021 – 14/03/2021

JOBKEEPER-FINISH-FN25

26

5/03/2021 – 28/03/2021

JOBKEEPER-FINISH-FN26

If you notify JOBKEEPER-TOPUP and JOBKEEPER-FINISH in the same pay run, you will have two allowance entries.

From 4th May 2020, apply to claim the JobKeeper payment by logging in to the ATO Business Portal and to re-confirm eligibility for JobKeeper before 14th of every month. For Agents and Individuals, you'll have to claim and re-confirm through ATO Online Services.

Each month, you will need to reconfirm that your reported eligible employees have not changed through ATO online services, the Business Portal or via your registered tax agent. This will ensure you will continue to receive the JobKeeper payments from the ATO. You do not need to retest your reported fall in turnover, but you will need to provide some information as to your current and projected turnover. This will be done in your monthly JobKeeper Declaration report. For more information refer to Enrol and apply for the JobKeeper payment article from ATO and visit https://www.ato.gov.au/General/JobKeeper-Payment/In-detail/JobKeeper-guide---employers-reporting-through-STP/.

Do refer to our checklist to make sure you comply with all things JobKeeper! 😊

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