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11 Nov 2021 Small Business Measures

JobMaker – Fourth claim period now open

The fourth claim period for JobMaker Hiring Credit payments is now open.

If your business is eligible:

  • Register – use ATO online services, Online services for business or a registered tax or BAS agent;
  • Nominate your additional eligible employees – run payroll events through your Single Touch Payroll-enabled software;
  • Claim – use ATO online services, Online services for business, or a registered tax or BAS agent.

Eligible businesses can claim the JobMaker Hiring Credit for up to a year for each additional eligible employee hired between 7 October 2020 and 6 October 2021. More information can be found here.

Member-only JobMaker guide

The Tax Institute’s Senior Advocate, Robyn Jacobson, CTA, has written a member-only guide (dated December 2020), ‘JobMaker Hiring Credit: your complete guide’, in cooperation with the ATO. The guide breaks down the need-to-know facts of JobMaker and provides a useful example so you can see, at-a-glance, how the scheme applies in practice.

The guide sets out:

  • the key points of the new JobMaker Hiring Credit payment program;
  • JobMaker payment rates;
  • a schedule of JobMaker periods, and registration and claim deadlines;
  • the eligibility conditions for qualifying entities and eligible additional employees;
  • how to calculate the JobMaker Hiring Credit entitlement;
  • a worked example; and
  • links to technical references and further information.

Download your member-only guide here.

Fact sheet: Home-based business expenses

If you have clients who are claiming deductions for home-based business expenses, the ATO’s updated fact sheet can help them understand when they may be able to claim running and occupancy expenses. 


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