JobMaker registrations are now open: The latest initiative from the ATO is the JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme.

A quick overview:

What is JobMaker?

  • The scheme will see eligible employers able to access up to $200 per week for each eligible additional employee aged 16 to 29 years, and up to $100 per week for each eligible additional employee aged 30 to 35 years.

Who is eligible?

  • To be eligible, the employee will need to have worked for a minimum of 20 hours per week, averaged over a quarter, and received the JobSeeker Payment, Youth Allowance (Other) or Parenting Payment for at least one month out of the three months prior to when they are hired.
  • Employers cannot be receiving JobKeeper payments at the same time and must also meet a number of eligibility conditions, including being registered for pay-as-you-go (PAYG) withholding, holding an Australian business number (ABN), being up to date with their tax lodgement obligations, and be reporting through Single Touch Payroll (STP). Entities exempt from STP reporting will need to meet additional requirements and provide these details by contacting the ATO by phone.

How is a JobMaker claim made?

  • First, employers must register for the JobMaker Hiring Credit through ATO online services, the ATO business portal or their registered tax or BAS agent.
  • The second step is to identify, nominate and report eligible additional employees through their STP-enabled software.

When is JobMaker paid?

  • The hiring credit is paid every three months in arrears, with claims for the first quarterly payment to open on 1 February 2021.


JobMaker is administered by the Tax Office, the scheme will run for 12 months from 7 October, with now open.

There are some key dates to keep in mind, see more information in this link below

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