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The JobKeeper scheme has now finished

If you had employees being paid under JobKeeper right up to the end of the scheme on 28 March 2021, there's nothing you need to do in MYOB Essentials (you don't need to select a Final Fortnight for those employees). Just remember to complete your final monthly business declaration for March by 14 April 2021.

For key dates and actions for employers, see the ATO website.

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.

 

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

  5. Click Notify the ATO.

  6. 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 menu and choose Payroll Reporting.
  2. Click the JobKeeper payments tab.
  3. Select the employee.  
  4. 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:

  5. Click Notify the ATO.

  6. When prompted, enter the name of the authorised sender and click Send.
  7. 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 the JobKeeper payments tab.
    3. Select the employee.  
    4. Choose the correct Start JobKeeper fortnight and if applicable, the correct Finish JobKeeper fortnight.

    5. Click Notify the ATO.

    6. 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 menu and choose Payroll reporting.
  2. Click the JobKeeper payments tab.
  3. Select the employee.  
  4. In the Start JobKeeper fortnight or Finish JobKeeper fortnight list, choose the same fortnightly period as the one you want to remove. For example, if you incorrectly submitted FN10 as the Finish JobKeeper Fortnight, choose FN10 as the Start JobKeeper fortnight. Here's an example:

  5. Click Notify the ATO.

  6. When prompted, enter the name of the authorised sender and click Send.
  7. 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 menu and choose Payroll reporting.
  2. Click the JobKeeper payments tab.
  3. Select the employee.  
  4. For the start fortnight, choose 14 Sep - 27 Sep JOBKEEPER-START-FN13 (so it matches their finish fortnight).

  5. Repeat steps 3-4 for each employee who needs FN13 removed as their finish fortnight.
  6. Click Notify the ATO.
  7. 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: