ATO extends initial JobKeeper payment deadline

Employers looking to enrol for the first two JobKeeper fortnights have now been granted a further extension of time to enrol and pay employees.

The ATO has now announced an extension of time for employers who wish to enrol for the first two JobKeeper fortnights to 31 May, an extension from 30 April.

Crucially, for the first two fortnights that run from 30 March to 12 April, and 13 April to 26 April, the ATO will now accept the late payments of the minimum $1,500 per fortnight as long as they are paid by 8 May.

This is a welcome announcement as many businesses were struggling to find the funds to top-up their employees’ wages prior to the previously announced deadline of 30 April.

We have now processed many JobKeeper applications for our clients, and also assisted businesses to determine their eligibility using the complex turnover and alternative turnover tests.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your JobKeeper queries.