Jobkeeper: Make a business monthly declaration

Complete a business monthly declaration between the 1st and 14th of the following month (to be reimbursed for JobKeeper payments in May you need to complete your declaration by 14 June).

Before you make your declaration

You must provide information as to your current and projected turnover. This is not a retest of your eligibility, but rather an indication of how your business is progressing under the JobKeeper Payment scheme.

If your eligible employees change or leave your employment, you will need to notify the ATO through this monthly declaration.

You can make the business monthly declaration. Alternatively your registered tax or BAS agent can lodge the declaration.

If you have eligible employees:

  • Ensure you have paid your eligible employees at least $1,500 (before tax) per JobKeeper fortnight that you’re claiming
  • Check if your eligible employees have changed or left your employment. If so, you will need to notify the ATO by re-visiting Step 2 to maintain their details before completing your monthly declaration.

Make your declaration

To make a business declaration each month:

  • Log in to the Business Portal using myGovID
  • View the COVD-19 screen and select Step 3 – Business monthly declaration for JobKeeper payment
  • Provide your business’ current and projected GST turnover
  • Reconfirm your eligible employees
  • Reconfirm your contact and financial institution details for receiving JobKeeper payments.

Tip: Use the Print friendly function to capture your successful JobKeeper monthly declaration in PDF format. You may want to save this information, including your JobKeeper receipt number, for your records.

31 May

31 May 2020 – is the final date you can enrol for JobKeeper if you intend to claim for wages paid for  JobKeeper fortnights  in April and May. (Please see highlighted link for the full list of JobKeeper fortnights)

Make a business monthly declaration:

  • Re-confirm your business and employee eligibility.
  • Provide your business’s current and projected GST turnover.
  • Complete a business monthly declaration for each month between the 1st and 14th of the following month (to be reimbursed for JobKeeper payments in May you need to complete your declaration by 14 June).


JobKeeper fortnights

JobKeeper Fortnight Period relating to each JobKeeper Fortnight Employees are  paid on or before ^
3 27 April – 10 May 10 May*
4 11 May – 24 May 24 May*


More information on making a business monthly declaration at this link

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