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JobKeeper Payment: Employee Currently Earns Under $1500 a Fortnight

When your employee earns less than $1500 a fortnight you pay the employee as normal and then pay the remainder up to the JobKeeper amount as a 'Top-Up'. The business can decide to pay superannuation on the top-up amount if they wish but it is not a requirement.

The ATO has very strict rules around how the allowance needs to be reported through STP. So, the below setup needs to be followed.

 Note: The example is paid on a fortnight frequency and does not include superannuation on the JobKeeper Top-up. The start and finish allowance needs to be included once for the applicable dates.

 

Step 1. Create a new allowance with Description JOBKEEPER-TOPUP. Allowance for those eligible employees who are getting a top-up:

  • Click on Setup >Click on Allowances > Select ADD > Next when you are on the Welcome to the Allowance Wizard screen.
  • The Allowance Type will be Standard Allowance > Click Next.
  • Add Description = (Type the description exactly) JOBKEEPER-TOPUP.  Type = Addition.  Frequency = Each Pay
  • Ensure that the 'Taxed box' is ticked, and the 'Include in Super Calculation' is not ticked > Click Next.
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  • On the ATO Payment Summary screen, tick the Show on ATO Payment Summary box and Show as an Allowance; also tick the Report in STP box and ATO Type OTHER.
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  • Click Next and Next again to get to the FINISH button.

Step 2. Attach the allowance created to the eligible employee.  

  • Go to Employee Details by clicking on Employee mceclip2.png
  • Select the Employee from the drop-down box >Click on Payments > Select Allowance > Select Add. 
  • You will see the wizard as below. Select JOBKEEPER-TOPUP, tick the Override Default Amount and enter the amount you would like to pay to this employee and click on close to save it.
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Step 3. Process Wages as normal by entering Start time and Finish time on the timesheet and Click Next

  • Select allowances on the left and attach the allowance by clicking on Add> Select the Allowance from the drop-down box and click Ok.
  • Once entries are completed on the Adjustments screen click Next to view the payslip and Save and complete the import and reporting step as normal.

Note: JOBKEEPER-START-FNxx Allowance.  This needs to be done for the first pay run only.

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