Jobkeeper 2.1 made two significant changes to Jobkeeper 2.0.
Two things changed from Jobkeeper 2.0 to 2.1. You no longer need a 30% drop in actual turnover in the June quarter. A 30% drop in the September quarter is enough.
And you can add employees to Jobkeeper who joined you between 13 March and 1 July 2020, starting Jobkeeper from 3 August 2020.
This is all – as Andrew Henshaw of Velocity Legal in Sydney will tell you in this episode.
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There are no rules yet for alternative turnover tests. And remember that all this – today on 13 August 2020 – is based on announcements. It isn’t law yet.
For Jobkeeper 2.0 there was a lot of leniency. If you expected a drop in turnover, got Jobkeeper but then actually increased your turnover – doesn’t matter, you can continue receiving Jobkeeper – it was an honest mistake. It seems that the main aim was to pump money into the economy. The ATO didn’t ask many questions.
But this will probably change. The aim now is to prop up the sickest of the sickest. And to wean the rest off the money drip. So the ATO will probably start to ask a lot more questions of businesses outside of Victoria claiming Jobkeeper 2.1.
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Last Updated on 15 March 2021