Since the JobKeeper legislation came into effect last week we’ve had an influx of inquiries of how to use Tanda to make JobKeeper payments. We’ve found the easiest way to manage this for most clients is using an allowance.

Businesses are able to add an allowance to staff timesheets on an ad hoc basis as required to ensure that they are being paid enough for the business to be able to claim the allowance.

This marries nicely with what payroll systems like MYOB and Xero are doing. You are able to link the Job Keeper top up to the pay item or pay category and have it feed through directly.

For larger businesses we have the ability to automate these top up amounts through Webhooks. This takes a little bit longer to set up, but for clients who are still processing hundreds of timesheets they are finding it is saving them time and is worth the extra effort.

To view the Help Guide on Setting up the JobKeeper allowance click here.

If you manage a large payroll and would like information on automating this allowance on staff that are still working, you can get more information here or by emailing

For more information on the JobKeeper payment you can visit the government website for information on eligible employers, employees and the payment process.

We encourage you to get professional advice from our wonderful Tanda Partners who specialise in Advisory, Bookkeeping and Accounting services.

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For the full statement on TANDA and the JobKeeper Payment  - Click here