Up to $15,000 is available from Job Accelerator Grant Scheme to encourage SA businesses to employ new workers, and maintain them for at least 12 months.

Job Accelerator Grant Scheme

Job Accelerator Grant Scheme

Businesses can now register for a Job Accelerator Grant to assist in employing additional full-time, part-time and casual employees in South Australia. The grant aims to create jobs now and build a strong workforce for the future.

 

Background

Businesses that increase their number of South Australian employees will be eligible to receive a Job Accelerator Grant for each additional full-time, part-time and casual employee employed by them and maintained for at least 12 months.

The Treasurer is the government party administering the Job Accelerator Grant Scheme and has appointed the Commissioner of State Taxation as his agent for the purposes of the Scheme.

 

Funding

Businesses that are registered for payroll tax can register for the Job Accelerator Grant of up to $10 000 for every new job created, or up to $15 000 for every new eligible apprentice or trainee position created.

Businesses can register for the Job Accelerator Grant for Small Business and Start-ups of up to $4000 for every new job created, or up to $9000 for every new eligible apprentice or trainee position created.

 

Eligibility

To qualify for the Job Accelerator Grant, businesses need to:

  • employ a new position between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018 (inclusive)
  • maintain the new position for at least 12 months
  • have Australian taxable wages below $5 million, across the group. If your business is exempt from payroll tax, see I’m a small business and exempt from payroll tax – am I eligible? below
  • register the new employee within 90 days of their commencement

To qualify for the Job Accelerator Grant for Small Business and Start-ups, businesses need to:

  • employ a new position between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018 (inclusive)
  • maintain the new position for at least 12 months
  • have Australian taxable wages below $600 000, across the group, or be exempt from payroll tax in South Australia
  • register the new employee within 90 days of their commencement

An eligible employer is any business that meets the following criteria:

  • has a valid Australian Business Number (ABN);
  • pays wages, within the meaning of the Payroll Tax Act 2009 (the “PTA”), nationally of $5 million or less;
  • is not the Crown in right of SA or in any of its other capacities;
  • is not a public, local or municipal body or authority (whether Federal, State or local government); and
  • is not a Group Training Organisation that is registered under the National Standards for Group Training
    Organisations.

The employment of a person is included in the grant scheme if the employment meets all of the following conditions:

  • the person is employed in a new job on a full-time, part-time or casual basis, but not on a seasonal basis;
  • the employment commences between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018 inclusive;
  • the employment is maintained for a period of at least two years to be eligible for the full $10000 or $4000
    grant, or a minimum of 12 months to be eligible for a partial grant;
  • the services of the employee are performed wholly or mainly in SA; and
  • the employee is a South Australian resident.

Eligible employment will also include a person working in a business where that person has been sourced from a Group Training Organisation as long as that person’s role effectively represents a new position in the business.

 

Timing

Applications open on an ongoing basis.

 

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