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Quarterly returns

Slot game A step-by-step guide for employers, explaining how to submit quarterly returns through the employer portal.

A laptop computer open and showing a financial report
A laptop computer open and showing a financial report

Reporting JobKeeper Payments

Slot gameIf an organisation has received JobKeeper subsidies, they may need to record this in their quarterly return.

Instructions for reporting JobKeeper payments

All registered employers must lodge a quarterly return to the Portable Long Service Authority every 3 months, in October, January, April and July.

Slot gameQuarterly returns are completed through the . Employers can also update their details, view invoices and pay their levy through the portal.

To complete your quarterly return, you will need details for all eligible workers who worked for your business during the period, including:

  • the hours they worked
  • the ordinary pay they received
  • any long service leave they took under another arrangement

Slot gameYou will also need to provide details of any eligible workers who stopped working for the business during the period.

Slot gameEmployers are responsible for registering their eligible workers for the scheme. This is done through the first quarterly return. Any workers joining the business after that period will be registered through subsequent returns. 

Slot gameOnce you have completed your quarterly return, an invoice will be raised for your employer levy based on the details that you have provided.

The employer levy represents a small percentage of workers’ ordinary pay for each quarter.

Slot gameThe levy is due within 14 days and can be paid by BPay or EFT. In some cases we may need to verify information in your return before the invoice is generated. 

Common quarterly return questions

Slot gameReviewed 13 December 2020

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