JobKeeper - Removing Codes


JobKeeper Codes

Before submitting their Monthly Declaration, employers claiming JobKeeper were required to send a START/FINISH code in the form JOBKEEPER-START-FNxx to notify the ATO when an employee's eligibility commenced and a JOBKEEPER-FINISH-FNxx to notify the ATO when an employee is no longer eligible.


In addition to a START/FINISH code, before claiming JobKeeper Extension for the month of Oct 2020 (or later) an employer must also send a TIER code in the form JK-TIER1 or JK-TIER2.


From STP Creator v1.0.5.8, all JobKeeper Codes are set on the Payee Details screen.


There is no need to re-send the same code. Once a JobKeeper code is sent, it is retained by the ATO until it is replaced with a new valid code. If an employer sends the same code again, this is ignored by the ATO. Sending no code or N/A for example does not replace the code currently stored by the ATO as these are not valid codes.


In STP Creator, any JobKeeper Codes being sent will appear in an Other Allowance column of the Final STP Report Data screen. STP Creator will determine which Other Allowance to use. See example below:




Removing JobKeeper Codes set in v1.0.5.8 (or higher)


Once the report has been lodged, you should remove the code from the Payee Details screen. Make a note of the Payees affected, then after the STP Report has been lodged, go to the Permanent Data Set screen, click '4. Select Payees'. Place a tick in the Payee ID of each of the Payees affected and then click Edit. As each screen pops-up, un-tick any ticked JOBKEEPER Codes:



Click Update & Close. Repeat for all other affected Payees.


When you open a Data Set file, you will be alerted to any existing JobKeeper codes and advised to remove them if the codes have already been lodged. A link will be provided on screen to this support article.




Removing JobKeeper Codes set by original approach


Our Support Articles originally outlined an approach that involved setting one of the Other Allowances to JOBKEEPER-START-FNxx and this setting would apply to all employees. If an employee was ineligible or eligible from a different Fortnight, you would need to override the default setting on the Payee Details screen using N/A or JOBKEEPER-START-FNxx. Similarly with FINISH codes, these were set on the Payee Details screen of the affected payee, overriding the default setting.


The use of a default setting was problematic for some users and so this approach is being discontinued. From STP Creator v1.0.5.8, all JobKeeper Codes are set on the Payee Details screen, see image above.


When you open a Data Set file, you will be alerted to any existing JobKeeper codes and advised to remove them. A link will be provided on screen to this support article.


Then you open your Data Set file, if STP Creator detects any JobKeeper codes (which ever method was used to set them), you will see a message similar to this:




For codes set using the new method, see Removing JobKeeper Codes set in v1.0.5.8 (or higher) above.


For codes set using the original method, follow the steps outlined below.



STP Fields

Make a note of the affected Field ID(s) and then click the 'Fix STP Fields Now' button. This will open the STP Fields table as per image below:



Double click on the affected Field ID (in this case 62) - this will open the Field Editor as per image below:




Remove JOBKEEPER-START-FN02 from the Allowance Description field as highlighted above and then click OK.


Next un-tick Field ID 62 and 63.


Repeat of any other Field ID's, then click Ok to save and close the STP Fields table.


Note: No Payroll Category should ever by mapped to an Allowance which was set to JOBKEEPER-START-FNxx. If you have followed someone else's instructions and created payroll categories in MYOB for JOBKEEPER-START-FNxx, delete these in your MYOB file if you can.  


If making the above changes results in a Payroll Categories not mapped Message you will need to map that payroll category to a different field, for example 'Employee Gross Pay' - Check with Namich if unsure.




Payee Details

Make a note of the affected Payee ID(s) and then click the 'Fix Payee Details Now' button. This will open the Payee table. Place a tick next to the Payee ID of the affected Payee(s) - in this case Payee ID 3 and 9, then click Edit.


On the Payee Details screen, delete the 'New Description' in any Other Allowance Override related to JobKeeper, such as JOBKEEPER-START-FN11 (per image below) or 'N/A', then remove the tick from the Override column of the affected Allowance.



Remove any ticks from the JOBKEEPER Codes section. Then click 'Update & Close'. Repeat for any other affected Payees.