One thing that became clear in our recent survey on the impact of COVID-19 on the Australian games industry is that there is still significant uncertainty around the various government stimulus packages, in particular JobKeeper. To ensure that you know what you need to do, we organised another webinar with the LDB Group. Luke from LDB walks you through all the required steps to qualify for the scheme.
Further info on it can also be accessed here.
Since the publication of the webinar, the Commissioner has extended the time to enrol for the initial JobKeeper periods from 30 April 2020 until 31 May 2020:
If you enrol by 31 May, you will still be able to claim for the fortnights in April and May provided you meet all the eligibility requirements for each of those fortnights. This includes having paid your employees by the appropriate date for each fortnight.
For the first two fortnights (30 March – 12 April, 13 April – 26 April), we will accept the minimum $1,500 payment for each fortnight has been paid by you even if it has been paid late, provided it is paid by you by the end of April.
You can enrol and claim for JobKeeper earlier if you choose. For example, you can enrol by the end of April to claim JobKeeper payments for the two fortnights in April.
You can watch the recording of the webinar below: