JobKeeper Extension Period 2

The second extension period of the JobKeeper scheme will commence on Monday 4 January 2021. Below we have listed the key dates and actions required by employers who are still accessing the scheme:

  •  4 January 2021 – the JobKeeper extension 2 starts and the payment rates change for your eligible employees.
  • Between 4 January 2021 and 28 January 2021 – complete the December business monthly declaration (this is an extension of two weeks past the usual due date of each month’s 14th day).
  • By 31 January 2021 – new entities enrolling for JobKeeper will need to register and submit their decline in turnover to the ATO.
  • 31 January 2021 – for JobKeeper fortnights 21 and 22 only (from 4 January 2021 and 18 January 2021 respectively), the ATO allows employers until 31 January 2021 to pay their employees (meet the wage condition).


The sooner you complete and submit your decline in turnover and business monthly declaration, the sooner the ATO can process your JobKeeper payment.

 For further information regarding the JobKeeper extension, please see the below links:

Extension of the JobKeeper Payment Fact Sheet

ATO JobKeeper Extension Announcement