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COVID-19 JobKeeper Extension Update

COVID-19 JobKeeper Extension Update


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The Government is extending the JobKeeper Payment by a further six months to March 2021. Support will be targeted to businesses and not-for-profits that continue to be significantly impacted by the Coronavirus. The payment rate will be reduced and a lower payment rate will be introduced for those who work fewer hours. Other eligibility rules remain unchanged.


Do you qualify?

From 28 September 2020, businesses and not-for-profits will be required to reassess their eligibility with reference to their actual GST turnover in the June and September quarters 2020.

They will need to demonstrate that they have met the relevant decline in turnover test in both of those quarters to be eligible for the JobKeeper Payment from 28 September 2020 to 3 January 2021.


To be eligible for JobKeeper Payments under the extension, businesses and not-for-profits will still need to demonstrate that they have experienced a decline in turnover of:

• 50 per cent for those with an aggregated turnover of more than $1 billion;

• 30 per cent for those with an aggregated turnover of $1 billion or less; or Economic Response to the Coronavirus - JobKeeper Extension Last updated: 21 July 2020 2

• 15 per cent for Australian Charities and Not for profits Commission-registered charities (excluding schools and universities).

To view the Extension of the JobKeeper Payment Fact Sheet Click Here

Or visit the treasury website Here

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