Update – Registrations are now open for JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme
Once registered, eligible employers can claim the JobMaker Hiring Credit payment for each JobMaker period from 1 February 2021, with payments made in arrears.
To complete registration, employers must provide through either the ATO online services or the Business Portal, their:
- Baseline headcount
- Baseline payroll amount, and
- Contact details.
For information on eligibility, visit the ATO website here: https://www.ato.gov.au/General/JobMaker-Hiring-Credit/Employers/Eligible-employers/.
For more information on the JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme, please visit the ATO website here: https://www.ato.gov.au/general/JobMaker-Hiring-Credit/In-detail/JobMaker-Hiring-Credit-guide/
JobMaker Hiring Credit – the scheme
The JobMaker Hiring Credit will be available to eligible employers for up to 12 months from employment start date for each additional eligible employee aged 16 to 35 years hired from 7 October 2020 to 6 October 2021.
Eligible employers who can demonstrate that the new employee will increase overall employee headcount and payroll will receive $200 per week if they hire an eligible employee aged 16 to 29 years, or $100 per week if they hire an eligible employee aged 30 to 35 years.
To be eligible, the employee will need to have worked for a minimum of 20 hours per week, averaged over a quarter, and received the JobSeeker Payment, Youth Allowance (other) or Parenting Payment for at least one month out of the three months prior to when they are hired.
The JobMaker Hiring Credit will be available for up to 12 months from the date of employment of the eligible employee, with a maximum amount of $10,400 per additional new position created.
A business cannot receive the JobKeeper Payment and the JobMaker Hiring Credit at the same time.