How to get the JobKeeper Payment


Use QuickBooks to check eligibility and continue paying eligible employees.

Check you’re eligible


To check you’re eligible for JobKeeper Extension 1, run a report to see if you’ve experienced a drop in GST turnover in the September quarter of this year, compared to the same time last year. See ATO eligibility criteria.


Run report

Run employee eligibility report


Once you’ve checked ATO eligibility criteria, run an eligibility report from the Employees tab. This will tell you how many hours your employees worked, to understand their eligibility.


Run employee report

Moving forward


If you’re an employer, continue paying your employees. You must pay employees equal to, or greater than, the amount of the JobKeeper Payment (before tax).


Complete a pay run

How does QuickBooks help me get JobKeeper?


Here’s a list of the ways QuickBooks helps with your eligibility for the JobKeeper Payment.

  • If you have QuickBooks, you can calculate your drop in GST turnover by running a Profit and Loss comparison report.
  • If you use QuickBooks Payroll powered by KeyPay, run a JobKeeper Eligibility Report. Follow the steps here.
  • QuickBooks Payroll powered by KeyPay will help with eligibility status to see whether your employee/s are eligible for the JobKeeper Payment.
  • Set up a pay category to assist in tracking the payments you’ve made under JobKeeper. We tell you how.
  • Compliance is key in accessing the JobKeeper Payment. QuickBooks Payroll powered by KeyPay is Single Touch Payroll (STP) compliant.
  • Find an accountant who specialises in using QuickBooks to access government stimulus. Find an accountant here.

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