How to record JSS (Job Support Scheme) payout?

JSS (Job Support Scheme) is a cash grant given by the government to offset part of the local employee wage costs during the outbreak of COVID-19.

If you are using MoneyWorks accounting software:

There are two income account types (Sales and Income) in MoneyWorks. The Sales account type is a trading income, whereas the Income account type is for capturing non-trading income such as interest income or cash grant received. The Income account (a.k.a. Other Income) presented after the gross profit of the Profit and Loss report (You can have a custom report if you prefer to change the default presentation).

Create an Income account and name it as JSS (or Job Support Scheme if you preferred). Then, use a receipt transaction to record the cash grant received from the government (IRAS), the entry debits the Bank account and credit the JJS income account.

if you are using QuickBooks accounting software:

QuickBooks uses the Income account type for trading income and Other Income account type for capturing non-trading income such as the interest income mentioned earlier. The Other Income presented at the bottom of the Profit and Loss report after the expenses.

Create JSS as an Other Income account type and use a Make Deposit feature or a General Journal to record the cash grant received, it debits the Bank and credits the JSS income account.

Stay safe and healthy.

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