JobMaker employee eligibility criteria
How to report eligible additional employees through Single Touch Payroll-enabled payroll software
Employees are eligible if they:
- have received income support payments, including the JobSeeker Payment, Youth Allowance (other than on the basis that the individual was undertaking full-time study or was a new apprentice) or Parenting Payment
- for at least 28 consecutive days (or 2 fortnights)
- within the 84 days (or 6 fortnights) before being hired
- start employment with you between 7 October 2020 and 6 October 2021
- are between 16–35 years old (inclusive) when they started employment
- are hired as a permanent or casual employee, or on a fixed-term basis
- give you a notice declaring they meet the employee eligibility criteria
- have not given an employee notice to another employer which is still in effect
- work, or are paid, for at least 20 hours per week you employed them over the JobMaker period.
Reporting via Single Touch Payroll
Before you can make a claim for JobMaker Hiring Credit payments, you must:
- register for the scheme – you can do this through ATO online services, Online services for business, the Business Portal, or your registered tax or BAS agent
- be reporting via Single Touch Payroll (STP)
- nominate your eligible additional employees through STP.
Your employees need to have completed an employee notice, you can access a notice on our website or create your own.
You don’t need to send the completed notice to the ATO but should keep a copy for your records.
You need to be lodging STP payroll events:
- your payroll must be STP enabled
- there is no need to adjust the frequency of your payroll reporting, you can continue with your current reporting cycle.
Check you can report all required information through your STP-enabled payroll software:
- this includes each eligible additional employee’s tax file number, name, date of birth, and commencement and cessation dates
- you also need to enter the JobMaker allowance codes to both
- nominate each employee (this is JMHC-NOM for all eligible employees you are looking to claim for)
- confirm each employee has met the 20 hours test (see the table below)
- report your employee nominations and 20-hour tests to the ATO using allowance codes through your STP-enabled payroll software at least three days before you want to claim
- you should also ensure that your STP reporting is up to date at least three days before the end date of each claim period.
Ensure your STP-enabled software supports JobMaker Hiring Credit:
- Talk to your digital service provider or payroll provider about how you can use or upgrade your current software to submit the information required to support your claim.
- If not, you may still be able to submit the required information by manually adding both the nomination and 20 hours codes in ‘Other allowances’ in your payroll report.
Key JobMaker Hiring Credit dates and STP codes
|Period||JobMaker period||20 hours test met allowance code||Claim period||STP reporting due date|
|One||7 October 2020 – 6 January 2021||JMHC-P01||1 February 2021 – 30 April 2021||27 April 2021|
|Two||7 January 2021 – 6 April 2021||JMHC-P02||1 May 2021 – 31 July 2021||28 July 2021|
|Three||7 April 2021 – 6 July 2021||JMHC-P03||1 August 2021 – 31 October 2021||28 October 2021|
|Four||7 July 2021 – 6 October 2021||JMHC-P04||1 November 2021 – 31 January 2022||28 January 2022|
|Five||7 October 2021 – 6 January 2022||JMHC-P05||1 February 2022 – 30 April 2022||27 April 2022|
|Six||7 January 2022 – 6 April 2022||JMHC-P06||1 May 2022 – 31 July 2022||28 July 2022|
|Seven||7 April 2022 – 6 July 2022||JMHC-P07||1 August 2022 – 31 October 2022||28 October 2022|
|Eight||7 July 2022 – 6 October 2022||JMHC-P08||1 November 2022 – 31 January 2023||28 January 2023|
For more information about the JobMaker Hiring Credit visit ato.gov.au/jobmakerhiringcredit or call the team at Omnis Group in Perth on 08 9380 3555.
A fact sheet about JobMaker Hiring Credit eligible additional employees is also available.