JobKeeper 1.0

As per our newsletter last week JobKeeper 1.0 has now FINISHED.  

Please DO NOT make any JobKeeper Top-up payments to Employees from Monday 28 September 2020 until your Testing for JobKeeper Extension has been completed.

STP Filing Errors (Xero Payroll Only)

We have been made aware that businesses using Xero may have experienced error messages regarding an Employee's Tier from Xero on an attempt to file their STP earlier this week.  On further investigation, we can confirm that these error messages have now been rectified.  

Businesses now have an extension of time to choose either a Tier or to stop JobKeeper.  This choice will be determined by JobKeeper Extension - 1 Testing. 

Those Xero users who experienced this error, you can now resubmit your STP filing. Please contact Alison if the problem persists.

JobKeeper Extension- 1 Testing

We are currently preparing our JobKeeper Extension 1 - Testing program.  Businesses who currently receive our monthly ASK Questionnaire for the claiming of the original JobKeeper scheme - you will automatically be placed on the re-testing list.

Those businesses who have been dealing with JobKeeper independently, and would now like our assistance, please email Tahlia at to be added on to our regular ASK Questionnaire for JobKeeper Extension 1. 

Data critical for JobKeeper Extension - 1 Testing

To avoid any delay's in this testing period, please ensure you have completed your bookkeeping up to 30 September 2020.  

  • Xero & MYOB files completely reconciled to 30 September 2020
  • All September sales invoices/ income have been prepared, reconciled and  accounted for.

Look out for our ASK Questionnaire early next week.  We ask that you please submit your answers ASAP.  

Please note that JobKeeper Extension - 1 Testing will be a high priority between now and 31 October 2020.  We thank all our clients in advance for their patience and understanding during this time.

JobKeeper Extension Top-up Payments

The ATO has granted an extension of time for all JobKeper Top-up Payments for the first two fortnights under the extended scheme.  Therefore, should you be deemed to pass the Testing for JobKeeper Extension 1, you will have until 31 October 2020 to make the minimum payments required to all Eligible Enrolled Employee's.


Online Bookings

Further to the enhancements of our office procedures, we are pleased to launch our new online booking system.  For ease of scheduling and cancelling your appointments with our team members, we welcome the use of our new appointment booking service.  If you prefer good old fashioned service, Jess or Sapphira are always only a phone call away to schedule a meeting for you!  


And of course, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please don't hesitate to contact us at any time. We'd love to hear from you!

Kind Regards

The Team
Mark Trovato Chartered Accountants