David Sofrà and Hayley Lock look at the Queensland Government’s Back to Work regional jobs scheme.
Time is ticking to make your first claims for Employer Support Payments under the Queensland Government’s Back to Work regional jobs scheme introduced from 1 July 2016.
Under the scheme, you may be eligible for the following:
Forty percent of the rebate is available after 4 weeks of employment and the remaining sixty percent is available after 12 months of continuous employment.
Importantly, the employer must apply for the rebate within 3 months of the employee’s commencement date and within 3 months of the end of 12 month qualifying period. As such, careful monitoring is required to ensure your organisation doesn’t miss out.
The key criteria are:
Many organisations we have spoken with will face challenges adding this to the already overwhelming workloads of their payroll and human resources functions. However, that shouldn’t be a reason to forgo claims under the scheme as we are supporting a number of our clients to ensure they don’t miss out.
With minimal input required from the business, KPMG can use basic human resources data to manage the claim process including the identification of eligible employees, submission of claims via QGrants and maintenance of documentation and records.