COVID-19 Information for Businesses & Individuals

Key Dates for JobKeeper Payment


1st March 2020

Must have been carrying on a business in Australia

1st March 2020


Only employees who were employed by the entity
on this date are eligible (unless eligible business participant)

12th March 2020



Must have an ABN by this date and have lodged
2019 Tax Return or a BAS with taxable supplies
(only where there are ‘eligible business participants’)

30th March 2020


Decline in turnover test applies to months ending
after this date (i.e. first month is March)

30th March 2020 Start of the first JobKeeper fortnight
1st April 2020


Decline in turnover test applies to quarter commencing 
on this date (June 2020 quarter)

12th April 2020



End of the first JobKeeper fortnight
$1500 wage condition to be satisfied for each eligible employee 
(Commissioner discretion may be available to recognise back-payments)

20th April 2020

Enrolment available on Tax Portal 

26th April 2020


End of the second JobKeeper fortnight $1500
wage condition to be satisfied for each eligible employee 

26th April 2020


Cut-off date for enrolment for first and second JobKeeper fortnights
Nomination notices to be received from all eligible employees  

4th May 2020



Confirmation of eligible employees available to
notify on Tax Portal 
Employees must be notified in writing within 7 days of
lodging information with ATO 

7th May 2020


Report to ATO the April 2020 GST turnover
and May 2020 projected GST turnover

10th May 2020


End of third JobKeeper fortnight
$1500 wage condition to be satisfied for each eligible employee 

10th May 2020


Cut-off date for enrolment for third JobKeeper payment
(if did not enrol for first two payments)

14th May 2020 ATO to make payment for first two JobKeeper fortnights

27th September 2020 

End of last JobKeeper fortnight (this is a Sunday)