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Processing JobKeeper in accounting software

Processing JobKeeper in accounting software

Processing JobKeeper in accounting software

Here are the instructions for processing the JobKeeper payments and related transactions in your accounting software. If you have any additional questions, please contact your Ruddicks adviser and we will be happy to assist.

IMPORTANT: the software providers are constantly updating the software functions and instructions in relation to the JobKeeper Payments. Please check the following instructions regularly to ensure that you are up to date with the latest guidance.

MYOB instructions

(Note: make sure to enter wage categories exactly in accordance with the MYOB instructions as any inconsistencies may delay payments).

Xero instructions

(Note: in Xero, the Job Keeper nomination is only processed when the employer "files" to the ATO. This is usually only completed after a pay run. You need to be aware of the timing of when you actually complete your next pay run and file to the ATO.)

Attache instructions

JobKeeper Payment for employers

(Note: you will need to set up allowances exactly in accordance with the Attache instructions in the article).


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