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The ATO has provided the following update for bookkeepers
The JobKeeper Payment extension two starts from 4th January 2021. Eligible employers need to complete a new decline in turnover test and the payment rates change for eligible employees.
'To support employers and their intermediaries that may be taking leave over December and January we are providing more time to meet the JobKeeper obligations.'
JobKeeper extension two
Extension two period covers the JobKeeper fortnights between 4 January 2021 and 28 March 2021.
To claim JobKeeper payments for this period, employers will need to show that their actual GST turnover has declined. Eligible employers will be able to submit their decline in turnover form for JobKeeper extension two from 4 January 2021 to 28 March 2021.
This new decline in turnover form must be submitted before existing eligible employers can complete their business monthly declarations from 1 February 2021.
Employers will need to:
Key date changes in January 2021
Wage condition for JobKeeper Fortnight 20
Business monthly declarations for JobKeeper Fortnights 18, 19 and 20 are now due 28 January 2021
Meeting the wage condition for JobKeeper Fortnights 21 and 22
See the JobKeeper Key Dates page for further information.