The Job Accelerator Grant Scheme applied to new positions created between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018. The Scheme is now closed to new applications.
On 26 March 2020, the State Government announced changes to the Job Accelerator Grant as part of its COVID-19 relief measures.
Where businesses have a second year anniversary that falls between 1 February 2020 and 30 June 2020 (inclusive), the eligibility for the grant payment will be assessed based on the number of full time equivalents (FTEs) as at 31 January 2020.
RevenueSA has now opened all claims where the second year anniversary falls between 1 February 2020 and 30 June 2020 (inclusive).
For example, a small cafe has a Job Accelerator Grant application for an employee who commenced on 15 April 2018.
Due to the measures announced by the Federal and State Governments, the cafe had to close its restaurant and restrict trading to take-away only, reducing the number of staff employed from 23 March 2020. As the second year anniversary fell between 1 February 2020 and 30 June 2020 and business was adversely affected by COVID-19, the cafe can submit their claim based on the number of FTEs at 31 January 2020.
To claim the grant you will need to complete an online claim for each new job by accessing your original grant application. As part of your claim, you will be required to provide new employee figures as at the anniversary dates and attach supporting documentation to confirm your eligibility for the grant. Use one of our checklists to ensure you submit the right information.
You will need to make a claim within 90 days of the anniversary date.
RevenueSA will send an email to your registered email address when your anniversary date approaches to advise you of the steps to take.
The grant will be issued via EFT. Your bank account details will be required when you complete a claim for the grant at the first and second anniversary date of employment.
There are certain conditions that apply to the payment of the grant, including...
If the increase in the employee level is not maintained for the second year, you will not be required to repay the grant for the first year of employment.
The Job Accelerator Grant is not available for certain conditions. These can include where:
For a full list of the excluded employment types please refer to JAG Factsheet.
For the Job Accelerator Grant...
The number of employees in your business comprises the total number of South Australian full-time employees plus the total number of hours worked in the preceding pay week by all South Australian part-time and casual employees during the week, divided by 35 (the full-time hours definition used by the Australia Bureau of Statistics).
For the Job Accelerator Grant for Small Business and Start-ups...
The number of employees in your business comprises the total number of South Australian full-time employees plus the total number of South Australian part-time and casual employees that worked at least 22 hours or more in the previous pay week.
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