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JobKeeper Payment: Enrol by 30 April 2020 [UPDATE: Extended to 8 May 2020]

As of Monday 20 April 2020, eligible businesses can now enrol for the JobKeeper payment.

You must do this by 30 April 2020 to claim JobKeeper payments for April.

The ATO have extended the date that you must to this by to 8 May 2020, in order to claim JobKeeper payments for April 2020.

You can do this by logging into the ATO Business Portal and using your myGovID authentication


In the online form:

  • provide bank details
  • indicate if you are claiming an entitlement based on business participation, i.e. if you are a sole trader, partner of a partnership or a trust beneficiary
  • specify the estimated number of employees who will be eligible for:
    • the first JobKeeper fortnight (30 March – 12 April 2020)
    • the second JobKeeper fortnight (13 April – 26 April 2020)


JobKeeper has been extended to include a business that is run through a trust, sole trader or partnership structure.

ONE partner in a partnership, ONE beneficiary in a trust, or ONE working director/shareholder in a company are all now able to claim the JobKeeper subsidy.


If you need a refresher on the steps that should have been completed already, check out our previous posts:

  1. JobKeeper Payment (Covid-19 Stimulus Package update)
  3. JobKeeper – The Next Step


We have also created some helpful decision trees:

  1. Is my Business Eligible for Jobkeeper
  2. My Business is Eligible – What Next
  3. Eligible Employees – Payroll Processing


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