JobKeeper Payment: A guide for NSW and ACT Baptist Churches (including step-by-step process)
The Australian government has announced an extension to the JobKeeper Payments to 28 March 2021. The existing JobKeeper Pament will remain in place until 27 September 2020 with no changes to the requirements.
The pament rate of $1,500 per fortnight for eligible employees and business participants will be reduced to $1,200 per fortnight from 28 September 2020 and to $1,000 per fortnight from 4 January 2021. From 28 September 2020, lower payment rates will apply for emploees and business participants that worked fewer than 20 hours per week. Employers will be required to reassess their eligibility with reference to actual turnover instead of projected turnover. For further information refer to the Treasur ebsite https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/jobkeeper/extension .
The JobKeeper Pament will continue to remain open to new recipients, proided they meet the existing eligibility requirements and the additional turnover requirements during the extension period.
For information on the JobKeeper Pament including eligibility, how to enrol and how to pay our employees and a step by step guide, please see below.
The Australian government has passed legislation for a wage subsidy (the JobKeeper Payment) that will be paid to eligible employers, providing $1,500 per fortnight for each eligible employee for up to 26 weeks (13 fortnights) commencing 30 March 2020.
This document outlines eligibility criteria, how to work out fall in turnover and practical steps on how to enrol and make claims. There are also examples as a guide that are relevant for most Baptist Churches in NSW and ACT.
Urgent action is required if your church wishes to claim from commencement date with a 30 April 2020 deadline.
We are able to assist with a payroll consultations to ensure that your church’s reporting for JobKeeper Payment is set up correctly through Balance Ministry Services. Please email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any specific queries which are not addressed in this document that are specific to your church please email email@example.com.
We look forward to continuing to support you during this time.
Including: Single-touch Payroll, Bookkeeping Accounts Payable and Receivable. We can also help ensure your church’s reporting for JobKeeper Payment is set up correctly!