The JobKeeper Payment is a subsidy to businesses, which aims to keep more Australians in jobs through the course of the coronavirus outbreak.
The program commenced on 30 March with the first payment received by eligible businesses in the first week of May as monthly arrears from the Australian Taxation Office. From 28 September a two-tiered payment will begin, based on Pre-COVID hours, which will continue until 28 March 2021.
- JobKeeper will reduce from $1,500 a fortnight to $1,200 a fortnight from 28 September and fall again to $1000 from 4 January 2021
- People working fewer than 20 hours a week will receive $750 from 28 September and $650 from 4 January 2021
Eligible businesses can apply for the payment online and are able to register their interest via ato.gov.au
Sage Knowledgebase has all the information on how to set up the JobKeeper payment in Sage MicrOpay and Sage WageEasy. If this is your first time visiting Sage Knowledge base, you will first need to sign up.
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