Updated: Aug 9
The NSW Government have released further information regarding the parameters of the JobSaver Payment. This will be a fortnightly payment to help maintain employee headcount (as at 13 July) and provide cashflow support to businesses with turnover between $75,000 and $250 million.
To be eligible for JobSaver you must:
Have an active Australian Business Number (ABN)
Demonstrate your business was operating in NSW as at 1 June 2021
Have had a national aggregated annual turnover between $75,000 and $250 million (inclusive) for the year ended 30 June 2020
Have experienced a decline in turnover of 30% or more due to the Public Health Order over a minimum 14-day period within the Greater Sydney lockdown (commenced 26 June 2021 and due to end on 28 August 2021), when compared to;
The same 14-day period in 2019, or
The same 14-day period in 2020, or
The 14-day period immediately before the 2021 Greater Sydney lockdown (being 11 to 25 June 2021)
For employing businesses, maintain your employee headcount on 13 July 2021 while you continue to receive JobSaver payments
For non-employing businesses, such as sole traders, show that the business is the primary income source for the associated person. If you have more than one non-employing business, you can only claim payments for one business.
Payments will be backdated to week four of the lockdown period (from 18 July) onwards. Payments will be made fortnightly into the account nominated when completing your application.
Employing Businesses (including sole traders with additional staff on payroll)
Eligible to receive 40% of average weekly payroll costs, usually based on the most recent BAS lodged prior to the Greater Sydney Lockdown
Minimum payment = $1,500 per week
Maximum payment = $100,000 per week
Non-employing Businesses (such as sole traders without additional staff)
Eligible to receive a fixed $1,000 per week payment
Note: Non-employing businesses are not eligible for the JobSaver payment if anyone associated with the business or who derives income from it, has received a Commonwealth COVID-19 Disaster Payment since 18 July 2021.
For employing businesses, your employees can receive still Commonwealth COVID-19 disaster payments if you receive this grant.
Evidence to Support Eligibility
If your business is on the highly impacted industries list, you’ll be required to:
Declare that you meet the eligibility criteria
Declare your employee headcount at 13 July 2021
If you have employees, declare that you will maintain your employee headcount on 13 July 2021 for the period for which you will receive JobSaver payments. Service NSW must be notified if the headcount declines over the payment period
If you do not have employees, declare that the business is the primary income source for the owner of the business
Submit an Australian Income Tax Return, Notice of Assessment or other documentation demonstrating the business had a national aggregated annual turnover between $75,000 and $250 million (inclusive) for the year ended 30 June 2020
Provide details of your qualified accountant, registered tax agent or registered BAS agent
Provide evidence of weekly payroll
Lodge other supporting documents as required to demonstrate you meet the eligibility criteria.
If your business is not on the highly impacted industries list and are applying for a payment of more than $10,000 per week, in addition to the evidence requirements outlined above, you'll need to:
Submit a letter from a qualified accountant, registered tax agent or registered BAS agent, using the template provided, to demonstrate that you experienced a decline in turnover over a minimum 2-week period within the Greater Sydney lockdown (commenced 26 June) compared to the same period in 2019.
Highly Impacted Industries List
To view the list, please click here
Eligible businesses can use JobSaver to cover business costs incurred from 18 July 2021.
These costs may include:
Salaries and wages
Utilities and rent
Financial, legal or other advice
Marketing and communications
Other business costs
What you need to apply:
A MyServiceNSW Account
Your proof of identity
Your valid ABN/ACN number
Your business banking details for payment
Evidence of your annual turnover and loss of income
Australian Income Tax Return or Notice of Assessment
Qualified accountant, registered tax agent or registered BAS agent details, where required
How To Apply:
You will need to apply for the grant through your Service NSW Account. Please click here to be directed to the application page.