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  • Writer's pictureAmanda Amey

Are you eligible for the Job Maker Credits?

Whilst the Job Maker scheme is designed as an incentive for employers to take on additional young job seekers and is a payment made to eligible employers it is not applicable to all situations.

Both the employee and the employer must meet eligibility requirements.

Is the Employee Eligible?

  • The employee must have received one of the three types of eligible income support for at least 28 consecutive days within the 84 days before commencing employment. (You can count days that these payments were not payable because employment earnings in the month were above the income cut off or they were on a waiting period.)

  1. Job Seeker

  2. Youth Allowance (other than on the basis that the individual was undertaking full time study or was a new apprentice)

  3. Parenting Payment

  • The employee must be between 16 and 29 or 30 and 35 years old when they STARTED employment with the employer

  • The employee must not have completed a JobMaker employee notice for another employer that they are still working for

  • The employee must have started work between 7th October 2020 and 6 October 2021 and be working at least 20 hours per week

Only one employer can claim the Job Maker credit at any one time. (Even if the employee is working two jobs)

Is the Employer Eligible?

  • Employers are eligible if they operate a business in Australia, or are a Not for Profit that operates principally in Australia or a deductible gift recipient (DGR)

  • Employers must have a valid ABN

  • Employers must be registered for Payg withholding

  • Employers must report through Single Touch Payroll (STP)

  • Employers must be up to date with income tax and GST lodgment obligations for the last 2 years

  • Employers must NOT have claimed JobKeeper payments for a fortnight that started during the JobMaker period.

The process is :

  1. Register

  2. Identify, Nominate and report eligible employees through STP

  3. Claim every 3 months, starting from 1st Feb (for 7/10/20 - 6/1/2021)

For more information on the JobMaker Scheme and / or to discuss your business administration / bookkeeping or Taxation requirements, give us a call on mobile 0409715577


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