COVID-19 Relief

JobKeeper Payment (Commonwealth)

Businesses whose employees qualify for the Federal Government’s JobKeeper support payments are exempt from paying any payroll tax on the wage subsidy.

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Payroll Tax Waiver/Deferral

Businesses and business groups with Australian (annualised grouped) wages up to $4 million will receive a payroll tax waiver for the months of April to June 2021 (for the return periods of March 2020 to May 2021).

Businesses and business groups with wages over $4 million who are adversely impacted by COVID-19 can elect to defer their payroll tax payments for the March to November 2020 returns periods until 14 January 2021. In addition, business whose employees qualify for the Federal Government’s JobKeeper support payments between 4 January 2021 and 28 March 2021 will also receive a waiver of the payroll tax payable on other wages paid for the months of January to June 2021 (for the return periods of December 2020 to May 2021).

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