Overview

The JobMaker Hiring Credit Scheme is an incentive for businesses to employ additional young job seekers up to the age of 35 years.

Please refer to ATO Guidelines to check eligibility criteria.

Key Dates

EventDate
Employees hired from 7th October 2020 - 6th October 2021 may be eligible for the JobMaker Hiring Credit7/10/2020 - 6/10/2021
Registrations open6/12/2020
First Claim Period opens1/2/2021
First Claim Period closes30/4/2021
Scheme ends6/10/2022

Claim Periods

JobMaker period 

JobMaker period dates Claim period dates

Period 1  

07 October 2020 - 06 January 2021

01 February 2021 -30 April 2021

Period 2 

07 January 2021 - 06 April 2021 

01 May 2021 - 31 July 2021

Period 3 

07 April 2021 - 06 July 2021 

01 August 2021 - 31 October 2021

Period 4 

07 July 2021 - 06 October 2021 

01 November 2021 - 31 January 2022

Period 5 

07 October 2021 - 06 January 2022 

01 February 2022 - 30 April 2022

Period 6 

07 January 2022 - 06 April 2022 

01 May 2022 - 31 July 2022

Period 7 

07 April 2022 - 06 July 2022 

01 August 2022 - 31 October 2022

Period 8 

07 July 2022 - 06 October 2022 

01 November 2022 - 31 January 2023



Contents

Process Overview

Eligible Infinet Cloud Payroll customers can manage employee nomination and quarterly lodgement of minimum hours test requirements directly from Infinet Cloud Payroll via STP.

This process requires the Customer to install a bundle containing specific pay component sub types and scripts that can then be used for creating YTD payslip details relevant to JobMaker reporting.

Setup

Once you have confirmed you are eligible for registration for the scheme, there are three simple steps to get started;

  1. Install the JobMaker bundle into your account
  2. Nominate Employees
  3. Send Minimum Hours Test 

1. Install the JobMaker Bundle

  1. As an Administrator, navigate to Customisation > SuiteBundler > Search & Install Bundles


  2. Copy 'Infinet Cloud Payroll - AU Job Maker' and paste into in the Keywords field
  3. Click the Search button


  4. Click on Name link  
  5. Click the Install button

2. JobMaker Hiring Credit Nomination

Employers must use an STP payroll event to nominate employees eligible for the JobMaker Hiring Credit to the ATO.

Employee nomination for the JobMaker Hiring Credit Scheme is expected to occur at the point of hiring during the JobMaker period dates, and prior to making a claim.

NB

It may take up to 72 hours for this information to be processed and made available on the ATO portal.

Report Employee Nomination

Enter Payslip Details

Enter the nomination via a YTD payslip detail and then send an update event  Navigate to the employee record > payroll tab > payslip detail sub tab 
New YTD Payslip Detail button. Click on this button and set the following:

  1. Select Type – Allowance
  2. Select Subtype –  JMHC_NOM (see table below)
  3. Set Amount = 0
  4. Select Tax Year
  5. Enter Reportable Date- this will be the Claim Period Date (see table above)

NB: If you need to enter this in bulk for a number of employees you can do this via the Payroll Menu - Payroll Admin - Payroll Activities - Enter One off Pay Details

Send Update Pay Event

  1. From the menu, select: Payroll Administration > Single Touch Payroll (AU) > Send Update Pay Event

The following STP Elements will be sent via STP

STP Element ID 

STP Element name

PAYEVNTEMP13 

Payee TFN

PAYEVNTEMP92 

Payee Commencement Date

PAYEVNTEMP205 

Payee Day of Birth

PAYEVNTEMP203 

Payee Month of Birth

PAYEVNTEMP204 

Payee Year of Birth
STP Element Pay Component Sub Type

Other Allowance Description

JMHC-NOM

3. JobMaker Hiring Credit Minimum Hours Declaration

Using the codes from the table below, select one of the following codes in the sub Type field to declare the Minimum Hours test was met.

Report Minimum Hours Test Declaration

Enter Payslip Details

Navigate to the employee record > payroll tab > payslip detail sub tab 
New YTD Payslip Detail button. Click on this button and set the following:

  1. Select Type – Allowance
  2. Select Subtype – (see table below)
  3. Set Amount = 0
  4. Select Tax Year
  5. Enter Reportable Date- this will be the Claim Period Date (see table above)

NB: If you need to enter this in bulk for a number of employees you can do this via the Payroll Menu - Payroll Admin - Payroll Activities - Enter One off Pay Details

JobMaker Period  

Pay Component Sub Type

Period 1

JMHC-P01

Period 2

JMHC-P02

Period 3

JMHC-P03

Period 4

JMHC-P04

Period 5

JMHC-P05

Period 6

JMHC-P06

Period 7

JMHC-P07

Period 8

JMHC-P08

Send Update Pay Event

  1. Navigate to: Payroll Administration>Single Touch Payroll (AU) > Send Update Pay Event

JobMaker Hiring Credit Corrections

The ATO will treat JobMaker Hiring Credit code reporting in chronological order of when the STP Event was sent. 

Use the following codes to correct STP reporting for Nomination, Rehiring and/or Minimum Hours Test Declarations. 

Enter Payslip Details

Navigate to the employee record > payroll tab > payslip detail sub tab 
New YTD Payslip Detail button. Click on this button and set the following:

  1. Select Type – Allowance
  2. Select Subtype – (see table below)
  3. Set Amount = 0
  4. Select Tax Year
  5. Enter Reportable Date- this will be the Claim Period Date (see table above)

NB: If you need to enter this in bulk for a number of employees you can do this via the Payroll Menu - Payroll Admin - Payroll Activities - Enter One off Pay Details

Sub TypeReporting Purpose
JMHC-NOMX

Reporting JMHC-NOMX will remove the nomination for the employee, and they will not be part of any claim. 

This sub type should only be used to indicate that the original nomination should not have been provided. 

**This code should not be used to report the cessation of an employee** 

JMHC-RENOMX

Reporting JMHC-RENOMX will remove the rehire nomination for the employee, and they will not be part of any claim.

This sub type should only be used to indicate that the rehire nomination should not have been provided. 

**This code should not be used to report the cessation of an employee** 

JMHC-P01X

JMHC-P02X

JMHC-P03X

JMHC-P04X

JMHC-P05X

JMHC-P06X

JMHC-P07X

JMHC-P08X

JMHC-P09X

Reporting JMHC-PXXX will remove the declaration that an employee met the minimum hours test for the specific JobMaker period.


Send Update Pay Event

  1. Navigate to: Payroll Administration>Single Touch Payroll (AU) > Send Update Pay Event

JobMaker Hiring Credit Cessation

If an employee nominated for JobMaker Hire Credit ceases employment within 12 months of being hired the employer must report a 'Payee Cessation Date'.   When you terminate an employee the termination date that is entered in your termination pay run will in turn be reported to the ATO to confirm employment has ended.   There is nothing additional that is required other than following the standard ICS Termination Process.