STP APP JOBKEEPER Gross Amount reported on STP doesn't include the "JK Allowance" - Is this correct?

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I have read Rav's article and lodged STP as such, but when I see the Gross amount on the STP reported in the ATO portal, it doesn't include the JobKeeper allowance and my client hasn't received any funds as yet. Can anyone confirm if this is correct? Have others done the same and received funds? Or should the reported STP Gross amount be at or above the minimum $3000 to qualify for JobKeeper as it is with other forms of reporting?
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I have a client in the same boat.  Jobkeeper funds have been received so I am guessing that the STP is working to trigger the payment. JK topup was recorded as an allowance in the app. Hope this helps.
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Thank you for your reply. So your clients' gross was below the $3000 for the month per STP?
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Yes.  The top up amount was recorded as allowance in the app. In other software you need to identify the fortnight and register the employees for JK.  I thought I would have an issue because there is no facility to do this in the app but I called the ATO and they could see that the payments had been made and reported via STP and they made the JK payments to the business.  Check with the ATO to see if they have received the appropriate information and that you are enrolled correctly.
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Wendy,
You need to use the ATO business portal to mark your eligible employees or the ATO won't have a clue that they're requiring jk payments.
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Yeah, the accountant lodged the JobKeeper declaration, and I've seen that it wasn't done correctly, but I just wanted to make sure what I have lodged via STP was correct, and that is not the hold up. Thank you
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So just to confirm that the total gross amount (inclusive of the jobkeeper topup) wont show as Gross int he STP upload but will show in payroll as the gross amount? IS there any reason for this?