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Job Keeper Employers Guide

The JobKeeper payment is now open to eligible employers, sole traders and other entities to enable them to pay their eligible employee’s wages of at least $1,500 (before tax) per fortnight. You can enrol for the JobKeeper payment through the ATO's Business Portal, in ATO online services using myGov if you are a sole trader, or through assistance from your Ashfords contact.

 This step-by-step guide will assist you in applying for JobKeeper.

  JobKeeper Employers Guide

  1. Check eligibility criteria

Ensure that you meet all eligibility criteria, this includes:

 2. Registering the Entity

3. Notify Employees 

4. Pay Employees 


For the self-employed & sole traders

Sole traders and some other entities (such as partnerships, trusts or companies) may be entitled to the JobKeeper Payment scheme under the business participation entitlement. 

As self-employed, you will be eligible for Job Keeper if you:

One eligible business participant will be able to receive the $1,500 JobKeeper payment.

If your entity also has employees, you may be able to claim additional JobKeeper payments of $1,500 per fortnight for each eligible employee.

The entity, not the eligible business participant, receives the JobKeeper payment. The exception is a sole trader, who is both the business entity and an eligible business participant, and so receives the JobKeeper payment themselves.


For more information

Further information is available on the following links:

 If you have any further questions, or require assistance with your application, please contact your trusted Ashfords advisor.

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