JobKeeper Open to Apply
If you have an ABN you may be eligible for the current JobKeeper program via the ATO, under the COVID19 stimulus package which is worth $750 per week pre-tax. To be eligible you must not be employed elsewhere as a full time, part time worker or long term casual (over 12 months) employee and must be actively using your ABN.
To be eligible for JobKeeper you must have also had a downturn in trade in your business of at least 30%. This is a very strict requirement which will require substantiation, as the ATO will be checking applications.
If you believe you are eligible, you have two options in order to apply for assistance.
- Enrol and apply for JobKeeper yourself using the ATO Business Portal; or
Provide evidence of your income to our office BY THE 15th MAY 2020 and we can prepare the relevant forms and
apply for the payments on your behalf.
If you would like us to assess or apply on your behalf, we will need you to send evidence of your gross income banked for January to April 2019 and January to April 2020. This will need to be as per your bank statements with the amounts of income highlighted. Once we have the details, we will be able to ascertain as to whether you qualify for jobkeeper. If you qualify for payments, we will then start the JobKeeper process and send you the required paperwork for signing.
We will also need the BSB and account numbers for where you would like your funds to be deposited to, as the ATO will pay the funds directly into your bank account, if eligible.
The cost of the application will be time based and not charged at a set fee. We understand that anyone needing assistance with the program, is applying for financial reasons and we are therefore very conscious of keeping costs to a minimum, as always.
If you are already receiving Centrelink benefits, please check with Centrelink on the effect Jobkeeper may have, so that you can determine the best program for you, based on your individual circumstances. Jobkeeper benefits are worth $750 each week which is about $200 more than the Centrelink options. You can only receive Jobseeker via Centrelink or JobKeeper via the ATO, you cannot receive both.
If you have any further questions, please call our office on 03 9736 2161 or contact us