Registrations for the JobMaker Hiring Credit are now open. Eligible employers will receive payments of up to:
- $200 a week – for each eligible employee aged 16 to 29 years old
- $100 a week – for each eligible employee aged 30 to 35 years old.
Businesses can receive payments for new positions they create between 7 October 2020 and 6 October 2021, provided both the employer and the employee meet eligibility criteria.
The positions must increase both the businesses:
- total employee headcount from 30 September 2020
- payroll for the reporting period, compared to the three months leading up to 6 October 2020.
The amount of JobMaker Hiring Credit claimed cannot exceed the amount that your business’s payroll increases for the reporting period.
Where all employer and employee eligibility criteria are met, new employees taken on until 6 October 2021 will attract the JobMaker Hiring Credit for up to 12 months from their employment start date. Claims can be made every three months from 1 February 2021.
You can register using ATO online services or the Business portal, or through your registered tax or BAS agent, at any time until the program closes.
Employers cannot receive the JobMaker Hiring Credit and JobKeeper payments at the same time. If you are receiving a wage subsidy under another Commonwealth program for an employee, you cannot claim the JobMaker Hiring Credit for that employee.