A relief package is now available for all Queensland businesses, which means you don’t need to lodge or pay QLD payroll tax returns before 31 July 2020.

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2020: An updated deferral schedule for the payment of payroll tax is now in place (the table below has been updated to reflect the new deferral dates).

In addition, there are Queensland payroll tax refunds available for eligible businesses for the months of July and August 2020.  More information is available here: Queensland payroll tax refunds.

Return period 2020 Lodgement due date Deferred payment due date
2019-20 annual 21 July 2020 7 October 2021
July 7 August 2020 14 January 2021
August 7 September 2020 14 January 2021
September 7 October 2020 7 October 2021
July-September quarter 7 October 2020 7 October 2021
October 9 November 2020 14 January 2022
November 7 December 2020 14 January 2022
December 14 January 2021 14 January 2022
October-December quarter 14 January 2021 14 January 2022
July-December half-year 14 January 2021 14 January 2022

During this time, you can:

  • lodge returns in OSRconnect, without paying them; this may help you to keep track of your liabilities, so that you know what you need to pay by 3 August
  • continue to lodge and pay returns as usual.

If you choose to defer lodging returns, you can resume at any stage during this time.


Please click the link below to apply for QLD Payroll Tax Deferral. 

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NSW Payroll Tax waived until the end of the financial year

For businesses with payrolls of up to $10 million the NSW government will waive payroll tax until the end of the financial year.

More Information.

We will provide more information regarding state related support packages as they come to light.

Employer obligations | Fair work

As an employer, it’s important to keep up to date with your workplace entitlements and obligations if you’re affected by the outbreak of coronavirus.  There are a number of different scenarios regarding leave obligations if a team member is sick with coronavirus, required to self-isolate, working from home, school closures etc that you should be aware of.  Please refer to the below link on the fair work website.

Additional Resources

  1. Find out about coronavirus small business support.
  2. Read the media release about support for businesses.