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.
How do I claim the grant?
On 26 March 2020, the State Government announced changes to the Job Accelerator Grant.
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).
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.
How is the grant paid?
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.
Conditions for payment
There are certain conditions that apply to the payment of the grant, including...
- the Job Accelerator Grant will be pro-rated based on the full-time equivalent (FTE) hours of employment for part-time and casual employees. For example, if the number of hours worked by your new part-time or casual employee constitutes a 0.6 of an FTE (21 hours per week) you will receive a grant of $3,000 (or 60% of $5,000)
- the Job Accelerator Grant for Small Business and Start-ups will be paid out as long as the new employee worked at least 22 hours per week, on average, over the qualifying employment period.
What if I'm unable to maintain employment for the second year? Will I need to pay the first year's grant back?
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.
When is the employment not eligible for the grant?
The Job Accelerator Grant is not available for certain conditions. These can include where:
- the job that has been registered as a new job existed in your business in the previous 60 days, or
- the person was employed by the business claiming the grant in the previous 12 months (including other group members where the business forms part of a group for payroll tax purposes.
For a full list of the excluded employment types please refer to JAG Factsheet. (PDF 608KB)
How do I calculate my number of employees?
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.