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JobKeeper – A Moving FeastKaela Williams Posted 4 May 2020
Further changes were made to the JobKeeper payment scheme on 27 April.
The Commissioner has extended the time to enrol for the initial JobKeeper periods until 31 May 2020. To be eligible, employers are required to pay the minimum $1500 payment by 8 May 2020. If staff are not paid by this date, then the employer will not be eligible to claim JobKeeper for the first two fortnights.
If you think the JobKeeper rules are confusing, you’re not alone. These rules are likely to keep changing and, in fact, remain a moving feast while the government clarifies certain rules.
Changes have been made to the treatment of government revenue in charities, religious practitioners, the “one in, all in” principles and full-time students aged 16 and 17 years old, just to name a few.
The ATO is currently working to provide further guidance, but at this stage more information can be viewed in the media release issued by the Treasurer, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP on 24 April 2020: