The JobKeeper Payment scheme is a temporary subsidy for businesses significantly affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). Eligible employers, sole traders and other entities can apply to receive $1,500 per eligible employee per fortnight.
- JobKeeper is paid to employers. The ATO does not make payments directly to employees.
- Enrolment for April and May closes on 31 May 2020
- A monthly business declaration must be made by the 14th day of each month, starting in June, to receive reimbursements for payments made in the previous month.
- Step-by-step instructions are available for sole traders