We have an employee finishing up in the next job keeper fortnight - FN04 - We still want to claim Jobkeeper for this employee in FN04 - When I report the finish FN on their final pay should I report as FN04 orFN05 .
Unsure if the FN finish date means this is the last FN we would be paid for or means that we wouldn't get a payment for that FN and so should report the FN as the next one
This got me thinking so I googled and found the following in the MYOB instructions for reporting final FN
In the Final JobKeeper fortnight list, choose the relevant fortnightly period after the last JobKeeper payment they've received. For example, if an employee's last JobKeeper payment was 14 August (during FN10) then choose 17 Aug - 30 Aug JOBKEEPER-FINISH-FN11 as the Final JobKeeper fortnight.
The relevant wording seems to be select the FINISH FN AFTER their last Jobkeeper FN.
As a result I had reported an employee who left in FN04 as finishFN04 - As I haven't claimed for May job keeper I have just done an update event for this employee with a FINISH FN05 - otherwise I believe per your example Leanne we would not receive the Jobkeeper for the employees final fortnight.
I will wait a couple of days for this to update in the ATO before I claim and will let you know if this does not work. Thinking Reckon may need to update their help article to make it clear for all as it currently says use the same FN as the Final pay (meaning you won't get JK for that FN for that employee)
Does anyone know the correct way to correct a finish fortnight? I have reported in STP JOBKEEPER-FINISH-FN04 but it should actually be JOBKEEPER-FINISH-FN05. As mentioned above if the employee is still eligible in FN04 then you must report FN05 as the first FN they are not eligible. Do I adjust the pay and create an update event in STP? When adjusting the pay can I just change the the allowance from JOBKEEPER-FINISH-FN04 to JOBKEEPER-FINISH-FN05? Or do I need to add JOBKEEPER-START-FN04 (to cancel out the JOBKEEPER-FINISH-FN04) and also add the JOBKEEPER-FINISH-FN05 (to include the correct finish FN)? Then do the event update in STP?
Hi Leanne. That's what I did on June 1 and I can confirm in the portal that the update event has been processed. The declaration however has not been updated yet. I have also just got off the phone with the ATO and they are recommending that I do a manual declaration over the phone for this month. They don't think they can amend the declaration in the portal before it is submitted. I need to call them back with each employees's name, DOB and TFN for each fortnight we are claiming as well as the May GST turnover and June estimated turnover. I suspect that once the declaration is created in the portal at the end of the month it cannot be changed. Perhaps if I'd processed the event update before the end of May it would have been ok.