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If you've notified the ATO of the wrong start or finish fortnight date for JobKeeper, you can change it (or simply remove it) and notify the ATO. Just be aware that if you send multiple start or finish dates for an employee, the ATO will only accept the earliest of the dates you send.

This means how you send the ATO a changed start or finish date depends on whether you're sending an earlier fortnight date or a later fortnight date.

And remember, when choosing an employee's finish fortnight choose the fortnight after their last JobKeeper payment. For example, if an employee's last JobKeeper payment is 13 September (during FN12) then choose 14 Sep - 27 Sep JOBKEEPER-FINISH-FN13 as the final JobKeeper fortnight.

Looking for fortnight FN14 or later? We'll be adding the new fortnight dates soon as part of the changes for the JobKeeper extension.

 

OK, let's take a look:

 

To send an earlier fortnight date
  1. Go to the Payroll command centre and click Payroll Reporting.
  2. Click Payroll Reporting Centre.
  3. Click the JobKeeper payments tab.
  4. Select the employee.  
  5. In the Start JobKeeper fortnight or Finish JobKeeper fortnight list, choose the correct (earlier) fortnightly period.

  6. Click Notify the ATO.

  7. When prompted, enter the name of the authorised sender and click Send.
To send a later fortnight date

If you need to change the start or finish fortnight to a later start or finish fortnight, you'll first need to cancel the originally submitted fortnight, then submit the correct fortnight. For example, changing the start fortnight from FN04 to FN05.

To send a later fortnight date:

  1. Go to the Payroll command centre and click Payroll Reporting.
  2. Click Payroll Reporting Centre.
  3. Click the JobKeeper payments tab.
  4. Select the employee.  
  5. Choose the same fortnight for the Start JobKeeper fortnight and Finish JobKeeper fortnight.

    • If you're fixing an incorrectly submitted start date, change the finish date to match.

    • If you're fixing an incorrectly submitted finish date, change the start date to match.

    Here's an example:

  6. Click Notify the ATO.

  7. When prompted, enter the name of the authorised sender and click Send.
  8. You can now send the correct fortnight date(s) for the employee.
    1. Go to the Payroll command centre and click Payroll Reporting.
    2. Click Payroll Reporting Centre.
    3. Click the JobKeeper payments tab.
    4. Select the employee.  
    5. Choose the correct Start JobKeeper fortnight and if applicable, the correct Finish JobKeeper fortnight.

    6. Click Notify the ATO.

    7. When prompted, enter the name of the authorised sender and click Send
To remove a sent fortnight date

If you've submitted a fortnight date to the ATO by mistake, you can remove it. You'll do this by entering the same fortnight as the start and finish date, then send it to the ATO. This cancels both the start and finish date for that employee.

If you only wanted to remove the finish date, you'll then need to resubmit the employee's start fortnight date.

  1. Go to the Payroll command centre and click Payroll Reporting.
  2. Click Payroll Reporting Centre.
  3. Click the JobKeeper payments tab.
  4. Select the employee.  
  5. In the Start JobKeeper fortnight or Finish JobKeeper fortnight list, choose the same fortnightly period. Here's an example:

  6. Click Notify the ATO.

  7. When prompted, enter the name of the authorised sender and click Send.
  8. If needed, you can now choose and send the employee's original start fortnight.

  FAQs


What if I've submitted FN13 as an employee's finish fortnight but they'll continue to receive JobKeeper?

What if I've submitted FN13 as an employee's finish fortnight but they'll continue to receive JobKeeper?

When you first set up JobKeeper, you might have submitted an employee's finish fortnight as 14 Sep - 27 Sep JOBKEEPER-FINISH-FN13. This is understandable as JobKeeper was originally going to end at this time.

But if you'll continue paying the employee under the JobKeeper scheme after this date, you'll need to remove their finish fortnight.

Here's how:

  1. Go to the Payroll command centre and click Payroll Reporting.
  2. Click Payroll Reporting Centre.
  3. Click the JobKeeper payments tab.
  4. Select the employee.  
  5. For the start fortnight, choose 14 Sep - 27 Sep JOBKEEPER-START-FN13 (so it matches their finish fortnight).

  6. Repeat steps 4-5 for each employee who needs FN13 removed as their finish fortnight.
  7. Click Notify the ATO.
  8. When prompted, enter the name of the authorised sender and click Send. When you check the Payroll Reporting Centre, you'll now notice:
    • the employee's finish fortnight has been removed, and
    • the employee's originally submitted start date is shown.
    Here's an example: