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If you are eligible to apply for the JobSaver payment you will need to have documentation ready to support your eligibility.

For more detailed information on eligibility, read the JobSaver guidelines.

Supporting documents list

To demonstrate an aggregated annual turnover between $75,000 and $250 million, you’ll need to provide one of the following:

  • Australian income tax return – you do not need to show your tax file number
  • yearly profit/loss statement with Business Name/ABN
  • sales register
  • sales customer summary that can be printed from accounting software.

Businesses that have a substituted accounting period (i.e., they do not have an income tax year end of 30 June 2020) can provide the Australian income tax return for the last financial year before 30 June 2020.

To show how you calculated the weekly payroll amount, you’ll need:

  • If you submit a business activity statement (BAS) with a W1 amount (wages and salaries) recorded, the most recent BAS that was submitted to the ATO prior to 26 June 2021 within the 2020-21 financial year.
  • If you submit a BAS without a W1 amount (wages and salaries) recorded, your 2019-20 NSW payroll tax reconciliation return and copies of the payroll report(s) filed with the ATO using single touch payroll, after redacting all personally identifiable information, which include information used in the calculation of weekly payroll. The single touch payroll report should include the effective date, branch ID, submission ID, event type, gross payments and PAYGW.
  • If you do not submit a BAS, copies of the payroll report(s) filed with the ATO using single touch payroll, after redacting all personally identifiable information, which include information used in the calculation of the weekly payroll. The single touch payroll report should include the effective date, branch ID, submission ID, event type, gross payments and PAYGW.

If your business is not on the highly impacted industries list and/or you are applying for a weekly payment of more than $10,000, you'll also need to provide a:

  • letter from a qualified accountant, registered tax agent or registered BAS agent (see our template letter) that outlines your decline in turnover, or
  • previously submitted letter from your qualified accountant, registered tax agent or registered BAS agent to Service NSW that verifies your business turnover and decline in revenue, via a sales summary or profit and loss statement for a 2-week period compared with the previous period.

Supporting documents for larger businesses in hospitality, tourism and recreation

To demonstrate the required decline in turnover, you’ll need:

  • a letter from a qualified accountant, who is familiar with the workings of the business attesting to the decline in turnover

  • BAS statements for the comparison periods

  • monthly balance sheets and profit and loss statements, or work papers supporting GST turnover for eligible entities within a group.

To demonstrate the business had an aggregated annual turnover of more than $250 million and up to $1 billion for the year ended 30 June 2020, you’ll need to submit:

  • an Australian income tax return (you can choose to redact your tax file number)

  • available audited financial statements.

If you do not have a substituted accounting period (i.e., do not have an income tax year end of 30 June 2020), you can provide the business’ lodged Australian income tax return for the last financial year ended prior to 30 June 2020.

To show how you calculated the weekly payroll amount, you’ll need to provide copies of the payroll reports filed with the ATO using single touch payroll (after redacting all personally identifiable information). The single touch payroll report should include the effective date, branch ID, submission ID, event type, gross payments and PAYGW.

You will also need to provide details of the business’ Chief Financial Officer or equivalent, who may be contacted as part of the assessment process, or for compliance purposes.

We may ask you to submit further documents or information to assess eligibility.

Business with an ABN registered in another state

To prove your business operates in NSW you can provide commercial rates notices or lease agreements.

If these documents are not available, Service NSW may accept a combination of the following:

  • utility bills
  • insurance papers
  • supply invoices
  • registration papers
  • contractor licences.

Not-for-profit organisations

If you're a not-for-profit that is not registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) or NSW Fair Trading, you'll need to provide the following:

  • a copy of your constitution (or a governing document such as articles of association) 
  • minutes and resolutions from AGM (biannual meetings) for the previous 3 years
  • audited financial statements for the previous 3 years.

Trusts

If you are applying on behalf of a trust, you will need to provide a letter from an independent accountant that shows an annual turnover of more than $75,000 is derived through the trust, as opposed to a business linked to a trust.

New businesses

New businesses must have been operating before 1 June 2021 to access support.

If your business opened in 2020 and you do not have figures from 2019 you need to provide one quarterly (or three individual monthly) Business Activity Statement (BAS) to demonstrate turnover of between $75,000 and $250 million. The reported turnover will be annualised.

More information

  • Letter of authority – Your accountant will need to provide a letter of authority from you to show that they are authorised to act on behalf of your business if they are not listed as an associate on the Australian Business Register. See our letter of authority template.
  • Aggregated annual turnover means your annual turnover (all ordinary income you earned in the ordinary course of running a business for the income year) plus the annual turnover of any entities you are connected with or that are your affiliates. For more information visit the Australian Taxation Office website.
  • Business activity statement (BAS) – How you lodge your BAS determines how you will be able to find your statements. For example, if you lodge through the ATO online services for business, your next statement will be available there. If your accountant lodges your BAS on your behalf, they will be able to assist you. For more information visit the Australian Taxation Office website.

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