will payroll software be updated with JobKeeper functionality?

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will payroll software be updated with JobKeeper functionality?

Hi there,

 

now that we can apply for Jobkeeper there is a section from the Gov advice stating the below - will this be set up for us via payroll ? thanks

 

Step 2: Identify and maintain your eligible employees

  • You or your registered tax or BAS agent can identify each eligible employee that you will claim the JobKeeper Payment for and maintain their details each month.
  • If you have STP enabled payroll software, you can identify your employees in one of the following ways:
    • Directly into your STP enabled payroll software if it is updated with JobKeeper functionality.
    • In the Business Portal if your STP payroll software is not updated with JobKeeper functionality
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Re: will payroll software be updated with JobKeeper functionality?

I would like to know the answer to this question as well.

 

We are running MYOB AccountEdge Pro on a Mac.

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Re: will payroll software be updated with JobKeeper functionality?

Hi @jason_drivas 

 

There is no update necessary to the AccountRight software to be able to participate in the JobKeeper scheme.

 

You wil need to add a new income account in your chart of accounts to post the subsidy that the business receives from the government and you will need to add two new allowances to the payroll wages categories.

 

For AccountRight, you can find the step by step instructions here:

https://help.myob.com/wiki/display/ar/COVID-19+wage+subsidy+%28JobKeeper%29+payments

 

Please let me know if you have any questions about this.

 

Regards,

 

AlanT

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Re: will payroll software be updated with JobKeeper functionality?

lM asking the same question as well. Using AccountingRight

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Re: will payroll software be updated with JobKeeper functionality?

Hi @afcanb7 

 

Does my above message help?

 

:-)

 

AlanT

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Re: will payroll software be updated with JobKeeper functionality?

Hi Alan,

the quesrtion for me is, if we follow and complete the myob instructons, does that mean that the payroll software has been updated with JobKeeper functionaility?  Or is there another step that the ATO requires for the 'functionality' to kick in?

THanks,

Selina

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Re: will payroll software be updated with JobKeeper functionality?

Hi Alan,

 

Please refer to this link (in particular Step 2):  

 

https://www.ato.gov.au/general/jobkeeper-payment/employers/enrol-for-the-jobkeeper-payment/?=redirec...

 

As part of the JobKeeper payment you must 'Identify and maintain your eligible employees'. The ATO states that you can do this 'Directly into your STP enabled payroll software if it is updated with JobKeeper functionality'. 

 

Does MYOB STP have this functionality? If so, how do we confirm that an employee is eligible for JobKeeper? Is it as simple as checking a box?  Or does this happen automatically when the payroll categories are setup an used? 

 

If not, is a software update coming soon?

 

Regards,

Luke Launder 

 

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Re: will payroll software be updated with JobKeeper functionality?

Hi Selina ( @Kangaroo18 ),

 

The current version of MYOB Essentials and AccountRight are STP compatible and therefore able submit JobKeeper data.

 

Please ensure that you follow the notes so that the ATO are correctly notified who your eligible employees are and when their Jobkeep payments are to start.

 

Regards,

 

AlanT

 

 

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Re: will payroll software be updated with JobKeeper functionality?

Thanks very much for the instructions.

 

It would be really good if MYOB would email all users with this information in an easy to print PDF.

 

Cheers.

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Re: will payroll software be updated with JobKeeper functionality?

Good day Alan,

 

Thank you for the below link.

 

https://help.myob.com/wiki/display/ar/COVID-19+wage+subsidy+%28JobKeeper%29+payments

 

Unfortunately, it does not seem to work.

 

Regards,

Juan

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