Service NSW is requiring businesses to reconfirm each fortnight their eligibility for JobSaver and the COVID-19 Micro-business Grant.

In an update of its Common Questions, Service NSW said businesses must reconfirm their eligibility for each JobSaver payment at the end of each fortnight. While September payments will continue even if a business does not confirm eligibility, any payments after that will only be processed once eligibility is confirmed.

The reconfirmation process can be completed by indicating that the business is still closed or experiencing a decline in turnover of 30% of more. No additional evidence or documentation is required to be submitted when reconfirming eligibility but adequate records must be maintained to substantiate eligibility if required at a later date. The person that submitted the initial application is required to submit the reconfirmation of eligibility. If an accountant, registered tax agent or registered BAS agent applied on behalf of the business, they will need to reconfirm eligibility for the business.

Likewise, businesses that are currently receiving the COVID-19 micro-business grant must reconfirm that they have continued to experience a decline in turnover of 30% or more and are maintaining their employee headcount stated in the original application. Eligibility can be confirmed online via the MyServiceNSW Business Profile. [LTN 181, 20/9/21]

[Tax Month – September 2021] 20.9.21

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