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JobMaker Hiring Credit Scheme: Claims open from 1 February 2021

The JobMaker Hiring Credit is being administered by the ATO and provides a wage subsidy payment directly to employers as an incentive to employ additional job seekers aged 16 to 35 years.

Registrations for the JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme opened on 7 December 2020, and claims for the first JobMaker period can be made from 1 February 2021, provided employers are registered and meet all eligibility requirements.

Employer eligibility requirements include that applicants:

  • are up to date with their tax and GST lodgment obligations for the last 2 years;
  • have not claimed JobKeeper payments for a fortnight that started during the JobMaker period; and
  • are reporting through Single Touch Payroll.

The ATO will be writing to employers who have registered for the JobMaker Hiring Credit from 15 January 2021, encouraging them to check that they meet all JobMaker Hiring Credit eligibility criteria before they claim, to ensure that registrants can make a claim from 1 February 2021 and there are no delays in them receiving their payments.

If you would like to discuss this please contact our office.

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