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.

Return period Normal due date Deferred due date
February 9 March 2020 3 August 2020
March 7 April 2020 3 August 2020
January-March quarter 7 April 2020 3 August 2020
April 7 May 2020 3 August 2020
May 8 June 2020 3 August 2020
2019-20 annual 21 July 2020 3 August 2020

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. 

Apply Now


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.