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.
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.
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.