JobKeeper Extension 2 Has Started

The second JobKeeper extension has started. It covers the JobKeeper fortnights between Monday 4 January and Sunday 28 March 2021.

You might be eligible for JobKeeper extension 2 even if you weren’t eligible for extension 1.

If you are eligible, you can enrol for the second JobKeeper extension until the end of the program.

To be eligible you need to show that your actual GST turnover declined in the December 2020 quarter relative to a ‘comparable period’. This is generally the December 2019 quarter.

There are different payment rates for eligible employees in the second JobKeeper extension. These are:

  • Tier 1: $1,000 per fortnight (before tax)
  • Tier 2: $650 per fortnight (before tax).

Some reporting dates have been extended:

  • The December business monthly declaration is now due by 28 January 2021.
  • For JobKeeper fortnights 21 and 22 (starting Monday 4 January 2021 and Monday 18 January 2021) you have until Sunday 31 January 2021 to meet the wage condition for your eligible employees.

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