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JobKeeper and Eligible Business Participants
JobKeeper Extension for eligible business participants is based on being “actively engaged” in their business.
For most employees it is a simple matter of running payroll reports during the reference period to verify the number of hours worked.
For sole traders and other business participants, all the time devoted to running the business is taken into account.
Administration, staff supervision, marketing, sales and time spent receiving professional advice are all legitimate tasks a business owner may spend time on.
Keep Records of Reference Period
We recommend that you ask your eligible business participants receiving JobKeeper for a ‘reasonable estimate’ of hours and duties worked during the reference period you are using to verify eligibility for JobKeeper Extension. Keep this on file as verification in case the ATO questions you in future regarding the payment tier and continued JobKeeper eligibility.
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