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Enrolment for JobKeeper

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An update for my business clients that enrolment for JobKeeper is now open.

Official information here: https://www.ato.gov.au/general/jobkeeper-payment/employers/enrol-for-the-jobkeeper-payment/

The JobKeeper Guides are also very helpful: https://www.ato.gov.au/General/JobKeeper-Payment/JobKeeper-guides/

I would also like to point out that the Treasury Fact Sheet was last updated 14 April which supersedes earlier versions: https://treasury.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-04/Fact_sheet_supporting_businesses_4.pdf

I notice that the online application does not mention the aspect of the "Tax Commissioner's Discretion", which is essentially allows the head of the ATO the power to classify an employer or employee eligible for JobKeeper payments even if they don't met the rules. In the media the ATO is indicating that more details will be available in coming days.

Please complete and submit the online applications and let me know if you have any questions.

For those using Xero payroll, I also notice they are already up-to-date for payroll and STP issues.

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Our Managing Director Chris Dugan is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand, a Chartered Tax Adviser and a Fellow of the Tax Institute of Australia.

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