The latest government announcement has unveiled a $1,500 per fortnight JobKeeper payment available to businesses who are experiencing a significant reduction in income due to COVID 19 which will enable them to continue to pay their employees.
This $1,500 payment per employee will be available to businesses including Companies, Trusts, Partnerships, Sole Traders and Not-for-profits. This is also available to the self-employed.
There are two levels of eligibility; for employers and employees.
Eligible employers are those with:
Eligible employees are those who:
Employees who received the JobKeeper payment will not be eligible for JobSeeker payments.
Self-employed are eligible for the JobKeeper payments if they satisfy the eligibility criteria.
Sole traders with no employees are able to access the JobKeeper payments provided they satisfy the eligibility criteria.
These payments will be for a maximum of 6 months and will commence 30 March 2020 with businesses receiving this money the first week in May. Businesses are able to register their interest to participate on the ATO website. Click here for more details.
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