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GalaxyBuild
Level 1

Moving to Quickbooks & STP for new financial year, with Jobkeeper

We are in the process of switching from a manual bookkeeping system to QB for the new financial year. We have an employee who we have been paying Jobkeeper for since it began. As a close held employee we are not yet required to use STP. With our move to Quickbooks and putting on another employee (non-jobkeeper eligible) we are now setting up for STP.

I'm doing our first payrun now, and am not quite sure about whether we need to enter a Fortnight Start  transaction for the employee on Jobkeeper since they have already been receiving it for a while, and if we do, do we choose FN1 when we started paying the employee Jobkeeper, or FN7 when we started the STP reporting? 

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Best answer July 06, 2020

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Kass_B - Product Champion
Content Creator

Moving to Quickbooks & STP for new financial year, with Jobkeeper

Hi GalaxyBuild,

 

If you have already been paying the employee JobKeeper and you will now be reporting this closely held employee through STP, we would recommend you speak to the ATO. They will need to advise your specific requirements for reporting JobKeeper and determine if you need to input a FN Start category or not. If so, they can advise from which date/pay period they would require. If they advise you are required to enter a Start category, you can do so by:

 

  1. While in the pay run, select the employee you wish to add the category to.
  2. Select their green Actions button and choose Add JobKeeper Payment.
  3. Under JobKeeper options, select JobKeeper Start.
  4. Select the relevant period
  5. Select Finished

 

-Kass

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gayatriluthfias20
Level 7

Moving to Quickbooks & STP for new financial year, with Jobkeeper

Hi @GalaxyBuild  , i think you can choose FN1 when started paying the employee jobkeeper and i'm not pretty sure about FN7 when strated STP reporting. May be you could contact customer care team in 1800 046 038 or any body can help. Have a nice day.

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Kass_B - Product Champion
Content Creator

Moving to Quickbooks & STP for new financial year, with Jobkeeper

Hi GalaxyBuild,

 

If you have already been paying the employee JobKeeper and you will now be reporting this closely held employee through STP, we would recommend you speak to the ATO. They will need to advise your specific requirements for reporting JobKeeper and determine if you need to input a FN Start category or not. If so, they can advise from which date/pay period they would require. If they advise you are required to enter a Start category, you can do so by:

 

  1. While in the pay run, select the employee you wish to add the category to.
  2. Select their green Actions button and choose Add JobKeeper Payment.
  3. Under JobKeeper options, select JobKeeper Start.
  4. Select the relevant period
  5. Select Finished

 

-Kass

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GalaxyBuild
Level 1

Moving to Quickbooks & STP for new financial year, with Jobkeeper

The answer from the ATO was to enter a fortnight 7 start in the software. The previous 6 fortnights information will come through when I do the payment summary for the employee for the 2019/20 year.

Kass_B - Product Champion
Content Creator

Moving to Quickbooks & STP for new financial year, with Jobkeeper

Hi GalaxyBuild,

 

Thanks for responding and letting us know! In that case, you can follow the instructions above on adding the Start category FN07 to your pay run. Please see below for a few other guides on JobKeeper you may find useful:

 

JobKeeper Payments FAQs

Set up/Manage JobKeeper Payments (starting/ending/topping up earnings in the pay run)

Fix JobKeeper Payment Errors

Recording JobKeeper Payments in QBO once received

 

-Kass