If you are eligible for the JobKeeper extension, you will need to identify which employees are going to be paid Tier 1 or Tier 2.  This is done through the creation of an allowance code on the Payroll Payment and Deduction Codes parameter.

JobKeeper-Payment - Payment rates

Step-by-step guide

  1. First create the two JobKeeper Tier allowance codes via MenuBar > Parameters > Set Parameters > Payroll > Payroll Payment and Deduction Codes (PC). 
    The description of the Allowance Codes must be the same as that described below and any deviation may cause significant delay or prevent reimbursement.

    Tier 1

    FieldDescription
    Payroll CodeAJKT1
    DescriptionJK-TIER1
    Normal Pay?Untick
    Scale Factor0
    Flat Rate/Amount0
    After Tax?Untick
    Exclude from EGSUntick
    Exclude on PAYGUntick
    Payee IDLeave Blank
    Allowance CodeOther
    Super Fund ManagerLeave Blank
    VisibleTick




    Tier 2

    FieldDescription
    Payroll CodeAJKT2
    DescriptionJK-TIER2
    Normal Pay?Untick
    Scale Factor0
    Flat Rate/Amount0
    After Tax?Untick
    Exclude from EGSUntick
    Exclude on PAYGUntick
    Payee IDLeave Blank
    Allowance CodeOther
    Super Fund ManagerLeave Blank
    VisibleTick



  2. For each of your eligible employees, enter an Adjustment Pay Run, assigning an Allowance Code of the appropriate Tier code with an amount of $0.00 and lodge with the ATO.  This is similar to the steps when you nominated your Start Fortnight.

  3. Once you have assigned the JobKeeper Tiers to all eligible employees, select Audit Payroll TransactionsAudit Pays

  4. You will process your pays as per normal using the JobKeeper Top Up allowance to the relevant amount of the selected Tier.


If you are no longer eligible for JobKeeper, you will need to create a JobKeeper Finish allowance code for fortnight 14 and add these to the previously eligible employees as an allowance code and report to the ATO.  To create your JobKeeper Finish Allowance code for fortnight 14, see below.

JobKeeper Finish - Fortnight 14

FieldDescription
Payroll CodeAJKF14
DescriptionJOBKEEPER-FINISH-FN14
Normal Pay?Untick
Scale Factor0
Flat Rate/Amount0
After Tax?Untick
Exclude from EGSUntick
Exclude on PAYGUntick
Payee IDLeave Blank
Allowance CodeOther
Super Fund ManagerLeave Blank
VisibleTick



Rather than creating Start and Finish codes for all fortnights through to fortnight 26, you can add the relevant code as required using the same fortnight descriptions as previously used however change the number for the relevant fortnight e.g. where you are finishing JobKeeper payment at fortnight 24, the description will be JOBKEEPER-FINISH-FN24.

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