Returning To The Workplace – COVID-19 Update

Many workplaces have had employees working from home as requested by the government during the Covid-19 pandemic.  However with the relaxing of social distancing rules in many states and the return of children to schools, it is now time to start preparing for your employees to return to the workplace.  Here are some tips to help you on your way:

Click here to view our Surviving COVID-19 Resources.

JobKeeper – Next Steps

Many businesses have now established if they are eligible to receive JobKeeper Payments and if eligible have enrolled, however this is just the first step.

Click here to view a pdf summary of all the steps involved to get registered and keep receiving payments.

A summary of the key dates are:

-8 May 2020 – Date you need to have paid the minimum April amount to all eligible employees (this has been extended from 30 April);
-31 May 2020 – Enrol for JobKeeper with the ATO to qualify for the initial fortnights of JobKeeper but you can enrol for later months at a later date (this has been extended from 30 April); and
-31 May 2020 – report April 2020 actual GST turnover, projected May GST turnover and confirm employees eligible for April (going forward this step needs to be reported within 7 days of end of month).

The ongoing reporting requirements need to be completed each month for businesses to remain eligible to receive JobKeeper Payments. Monthly reporting needs to be completed through the business portal, MyGov for Sole Traders or Harris Black can be engaged to complete the reporting on your behalf through the ATO Tax Agent Portal.

For those who have not setup the business portal access with a myGovID, click here to view our procedure. If you have any concerns or queries regarding Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM) or myGovID setup please call 1300 287 539 or click here to visit the website .

We’re here to help…

If you would like to discuss JobKeeper payments, we are here to help so please do not hesitate to contact your Harris Black team member.

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