JobKeeper - How to process Top Up including Tax

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Hi, if I have already processed 4 weekly pay runs for an employee who is earning $500 a week and I want to process a top-up (of an extra $250 per week to bring it to a total of $750 for one pay run); how should I do this? 

Should I process a pay run with 4 x $250 in top-up? If so, should the tax amount be applicable for the 4 x $250 only, or I manually enter the tax which should be applicable for 4 x $750? 

Alternatively, should I correct previous pay runs and how can this be done? 

The top-up data will also be sent via STP.

Thank you.

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Angela

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Michael Corrigan

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I would process a pay run with the 4 x $250.  With the tax, I would assume that they receive $750 a week and tax accordingly.  Make sure you include JOBKEEPER-START-FN01 as an allowance type.
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Felicity Bleckly

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We had already paid 3 weekly pays before we were able to secure funds to do job keeper. We did an unscheduled pay run for the first fortnight top up (using the start code) and down the bottom you can adjust the tax. Change the number of weeks to two (for a fortnight) and then adjust the tax amount by clicking on the pencil. For the second fortnight period we added the top up to the normal weekly pay run.
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Great, thanks so much Michael and Felicity!
If you are doing unscheduled extra pay runs don't forget to tick the box "do not accrue leave" or you will be creating extra leave if you accrue per pay period.
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Appreciate the tip.